Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Posts tagged "Astronomy"
Naked eye: Nothing eclipses this event

Naked eye: Nothing eclipses this event

By David Ward
We do not usually think about Earth having a shadow, even though we live in it half the time. Our shadow extends almost a million miles into space, and every now and then when the sun, Earth and the moon …
Bright planets and more in March skies

Bright planets and more in March skies

By David Ward
As usual, lots of things are happening up there this month. Here are some of the highlights. All of the bright planets are visible in their glory. At dusk, Jupiter is high overhead. It has been hanging out in the constellation Gemini, the twins, all winter, and it is the brightest...
Betelgeuse is the star of February

Betelgeuse is the star of February

By David Ward
February nights are mostly cloudy and we are all getting tired of this quasi-winter we’re having, so if you stay inside and watch TV all month, I will not blame you. Speaking of TV, here is a scary thought …