July 24th, 2014
Waning Crescent Moon
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Seth Jarvis

Planets Near and Far

On Sunday, October 6th you’ll want to take a look outside at about 7:30 PM and look to the west-southwest.

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.

Robert Bigelow

May 2013 Astronomical Highlights

Evening Planets Goodbye Jupiter, hello Venus! At the beginning of May, Jupiter appears as the brightest “star” low in the western evening sky.

Seth Jarvis

My New Favorite Transit of Venus Image

I’ve got an image of the Venus Transit that I want to share with you.

Seth Jarvis

Messin’ With Venus

My friend John Sohl of Weber State University’s Department of Physics just called my attention to a nifty interactive Venus Transit Simulator that’s available online:

Aluminized Mylar Solar Glasses Have Arrived!

In anticipation of the June 5th Transit of Venus, our Planet Fun store has brought in a shipment of Aluminized Mylar solar viewing glasses. These glasses are safe for direct solar viewing. These Aluminized Mylar solar viewers will let you…

Seth Jarvis

Hey Venus! Say “Cheese!”

We’re seeing lots (and lots) of interest in the June 5th Transit of Venus. Some folks want to know how best to photograph it.

Seth Jarvis

Transit of Venus – June 5th – and why it matters

A Transit of Venus… A tiny black dot taking hours to cover a distance no greater than the width of a pea held at arm’s length. A rare alignment of Earth, Venus and the Sun, resulting in Venus appearing to…

Seth Jarvis

Venus – Diving to the Sun

With all the excitement surrounding the May 20th Annular Eclipse, it’s easy to overlook something else that’s astronomically very interesting in the night sky.