October 25th, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
moon
Robert Bigelow

Saturn at opposition

The planet Saturn was at opposition on April 3. That means that Saturn is opposite the Sun, as seen from Earth. Being opposite the Sun means that it will rise as the Sun sets and set as the Sun rises.…

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…