December 21st, 2014
New Moon
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Robert Bigelow

Observing Mercury, far and near

A milestone in the exploration of the planet Mercury will occur during the best evening opportunity to observe this planet during 2011. On March 17, the MESSENGER spacecraft will go where no spacecraft has gone before, into orbit around Mercury.…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” March program

As we look for great objects in the night sky to practice our observing skills on, what are some of the best examples for late Winter and early Spring? Last month we focused a lot on the constellation of “Orion,…

Robert Bigelow

Mercury Rising

Have you ever seen the smallest planet? No, I don’t mean Pluto. It’s now a dwarf planet. I mean the planet Mercury. If you haven’t, now is your chance. Of the five planets that can be seen with the unaided…