Category Archives: Astronomical Events

The Lights of Arctic Henge

Image credit & copyright: Stephane Vetter. Locked away in one of the most remote locations in Iceland, stands the ancient structures of Arctic Henge. The mysterious…..ok, ok no need to yell. So it’s construction began in 1996, it’s still an … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Mars!

Image credit & copyright: NASA/JPL/USGS of Mars’s Schiaparelli Crater (front & center) by the Viking 1 Orbiter. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the trio of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rising one at a time … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Saturn

Image credit: NASA/JPL Cassini Spacecraft. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the trio of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rising one at a time in the East as it’s been quite a treat for the past … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Vesta

Images and illustrations credit & copyright: NASA & Naked Eye Planets. It’s not every day that you can observe a main belt asteroid with nothing more than your eyes and right now is one of those times. Asteroid 4 Vesta … Continue reading

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Cepheid Variable Star RS Puppis from Hubble

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-Hubble/Europe Collaboration. Residing about 6,500 light years away in the southern constellation Puppis is this magnificent and seemingly mysterious object, shrouded in a cocoon of stellar material. This image comes to … Continue reading

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Jupiter Nears Opposition

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/Cassini/Space Science Institute. See below for more information to include data and trackers. Those with telescopes and binoculars, now is the time to observe the King of the Planets. For many of you observations of Jupiter have already … Continue reading

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The Southern Ring Nebula

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. At only about 2,000 light years away, the Southern Ring Nebula is one of the closer planetary nebulae to us here on vantage point Earth. Located in the Southern constellation Vela, this nearly half … Continue reading

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