November 28th, 2015
Waning Gibbous Moon
Paul Gibbs

Night Vision: Venus

Venus, the second planet from the Sun, is sometimes referred to as our sister planet, due to its similarity in size and density to Earth. But in many important respects, this inhospitable planet is nothing like the planet we call…

“Gateway to the Stars” April 4 – The Spring Guidepost

The nights are getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the stars are confirming the change of season. We can tell because the “Spring constellations” are climbing a little higher into the eastern sky each night.

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.

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.

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.