April 21st, 2014
Last Quarter Moon
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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…