November 1st, 2014
Waxing Gibbous Moon
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Rob Morris

Looking up

As we approach the summer season, the heavens are putting on a show in the evenings.  Spread from west to east across the sky at sunset, we see an array of planets.  Venus will be the brightest of the group,…

Mike Murray

Seeing in the Dark: Tales of an Amateur Astronomer

Recently, I had the opportunity to give a presentation on this very subject at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.  It’s a fine museum with splendid displays on paleontology, geology, astronomy, pioneer history, Native American ethnology, photography and…

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…

Richard

Perseid Meteors — Favorite of the Year

The Perseid meteor shower is arguably the most well-known meteor shower of the year. In fact, John Denver’s hit “Rocky Mountain High” includes a reference to his fascination with watching the Perseid meteors from the mountains of Colorado. The song includes the…