Amateur Astronomy Sky this Week for May 30 to June 5, 2010

The asteroid Ceres passes through Messier 8 the lagoon nebula on Monday and Tuesday evening — photo op! Only 3 hours and 17 minutes of astronomical darkness on Saturday evening. Not many mosquitoes yet fortunately. Comet C2008 R1 (McNaught) is … Continue reading

NASA Astronomy Pictures Of The Day [Week 5/2010]

NASA Astronomy Pictures Of The Day [Week 5/2010] — Please subscribe to: • • — ► Stardust in Perseus This cosmic expanse of dust, gas, and stars covers close to three degrees on the sky in the heroic … Continue reading

Bad Astronomy: Hubble’s Hotties

Reissued in HD. Bad Astronomer Phil Plait explores his favorite images from the early days of Hubble. Visit Phil on His amazing book “Death from the Skies” is now available in paperback via Duration : 0:5:7 … Continue reading

Amateur Astronomy Sky this Week ending November 28, 2009

Moon interfers with dark sky viewing this week unless you are willing to get up very early in the morning. There are some brief but fairly bright passes of the ISS in the early evenings. Still time to view Jupiter … Continue reading