Category Archives: Astronomical Events

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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Our Fallible Minds

Image credit & copyright: Dan Marker-Moore. Maybe you’ve been on a walk or perhaps driving down the freeway (highway, whatever) and there it is; the Moon sitting on the horizon in an almost shocking display. It appears huge, almost as if … Continue reading

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Total Lunar Eclipse This Week

Image credit & copyright: Daniel LaShomb & Sky and Telescope. This Wednesday, January 31 we will encounter our first eclipse of 2018 and it comes in the form of a super, blue, blood…..whatever; its a total lunar eclipse.  Just to … Continue reading

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Here Comes Tonight……

Images credit & copyright: Daniel LaShomb. On any given clear evening, while you’re facing west watching the sunset, take a moment to turn around and admire something I find just as beautiful; Earthshadow and the Belt of Venus or as … Continue reading

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December’s Geminids are Getting Warmed Up

Image Credit & Copyright: Wally Pacholka of a 2011 Geminid. Basics: The night of Wednesday, December 13 and the morning of Thursday, December 14, 2017 the annual Geminids meteor shower will reach its peak.  As with all meteor showers there’s … Continue reading

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