October 31st, 2014
Waxing Gibbous Moon
moon
Seth Jarvis

Thinking About Buying a Telescope?

‘Tis the season that many people think that a telescope would make a great gift for a loved one or for the whole family.  And of course, you are smart to think that.  But what to buy?  Here is a…

Seth Jarvis

Farewell Comet ISON, We Hardly Knew Ye

Comet ISON’s 15 minutes of fame have come and gone. Come from… where?  Gone to… where?

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Dec. 7 – The Andromeda Galaxy

Last month we saw how The Great Square of Pegasus can serve as an ideal guidepost to finding other bright stars and deep sky objects in the Autumn sky.

Robert Bigelow

A New Year and a New Moon

The first new moon of 2014 occurs on January 1. How often does a new moon occur on New Year’s Day?

Robert Bigelow

Leonid Meteors Versus the Moon

The Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak about 10:00 a.m. MST on Sunday, November 17.

Rob Morris

*UPDATE* Comet ISON Viewing Guide

UPDATE November 15, 2013: Comet ISON is now naked eye visible! 

Seth Jarvis

Solar Eclipse November 3? YES. Visible from Utah? NO.

Yes, there is a solar eclipse on the morning of Sunday, November 3rd. No, it will not be visible, even as a partial eclipse, to anyone west of the United States’ eastern seaboard. BUT…

Seth Jarvis

Don’t Miss the Draconid Meteor Shower

Watch for an early evening meteor shower on October 7th and 8th.

Seth Jarvis

Planets Near and Far

On Sunday, October 6th you’ll want to take a look outside at about 7:30 PM and look to the west-southwest.

Robert Bigelow

Discover Uranus in October

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn can easily be seen with the unaided eye.