April 24th, 2014
Waning Crescent Moon
moon
Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars Oct 5 – Guideposts to the Sky

As we move into autumn, the “Summer Triangle” of stars will start in the western side of the sky as new stars like the “Great Square of Pegasus” climb higher into the east.

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars Sept 7 – The Milky Way at its Prime!

This is the time of year for enjoying the Milky Way and all it has to offer for binoculars and telescopes.

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars Aug 3: The Barnyard Portion of the Sky!

One of the best guideposts in the summer sky is “The Summer Triangle,” a large triangle of three bright stars.

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars July 6: Summer Stargazing!

As we approach the heart of the summer season, we reach an excellent time to see the best features of the seasonal night sky.

Seth Jarvis

Cool Factoid About Galaxies

In his Bad Astronomy blog post today, Phil Plait describes a new and exciting explanation for why spiral galaxies get all spirally.

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars September 1st: Star Clusters Galore!

The late summer is an awesome time for star gazing. The skies are typically clear, dry and warm – perfect conditions for seeing many a deep sky wonders.

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars July 7: Scorpius!

We are finally at the time of year when the Milky Way starts to make its return.

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars May 5 – Galaxies!

This month’s performance of Gateway to the Stars will feature some of the grandest objects in the universe – the “galaxies”!

Duke Johnson

False Kiva Milky Way

After departing Mesa Arch, I arrived at a parking area near the beginning of the path to False Kiva. I surmised that a quick hike to the Kiva would just give me enough time to set up and get aligned.…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” September 3

Our “Gateway to the Stars” show for September will feature numerous objects to see in and around the Milky Way. Summer may be coming to an end on the calendar, but the summer stars will continue to shine prominently for many…