February 9th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon

Smallest Moon of the Year

Remember a couple weeks ago, March 19th, 2011, and all the hype about a big Full Moon? If you paid attention to the science, you learned (or already knew) that the Moon orbits Earth in a slightly elliptical orbit. This…


Two Planets, the Moon and a Bright Star

I’m an early riser these days. Didn’t used to be. There was a time when I would routinely stay up until 1 or 2 in the morning. Now, I tend to be done around 11 pm, and I wake up…

Mysteries of Saturn awe and inspire

You can tell by the expression on Shane Larson’s face when you ask him about astronomy, that he’s been excited about the topic for a long time. “Ask my mother and she’ll tell you I’ve lived and breathed neutron stars…