November 27th, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
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Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Sept 6 – Enjoy the Milky Way!

This is the time of year for exploring the Milky Way and all it has to offer for binoculars and telescopes. The Summer Milky Way is brighter and wider in appearance than the Winter counterpart, mainly because we’re looking in toward the center…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Aug. 2: Star Hopping with The Summer Triangle

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

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” July 5: What’s In The Summer Sky?

The summer night skies hold many astronomical treasures, and the warmer weather makes it more comfortable to observe them for longer periods of time.

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.