February 11th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon
Seth Jarvis

Investigating spiral galaxies

I read lots of blogs on an occasional basis, but only a few blogs every day.  One of my “read it every day” blogs is “BadAstronomy” by Dr. Phil Plait.


Skywatch: A bright Mars in the sky in January

To me, Mars has not been a very interesting planet to observe in the night time sky. Ok, it’s red–really red. But even through a backyard telescope, Mars is just a small red ball. Well, this month (January, 2010) Mars…