Celestial Objects to Observe

A Jupiter Almanac

Find information on observing Jupiter during its 2020 apparition, including information on its moons and Great Red Spot transit predictions.

Celestial Objects to Observe

Globular Clusters Await: Hello, Messier 3!

Globular cluster season is here. Time to get out your charts, binoculars, and telescopes and enjoy these wondrous objects.

Night Sky Sights

A Farewell to Orion

As winter transitions into spring, the mighty hunter is gradually slipping into evening twilight as new constellations rise in the east.

Canis Major

Night Sky Sights

A Bino Tour of the Big Dog

For observers looking for a quick outing with binoculars, Canis Major offers a set of lovely attractions that includes a trio of open clusters.

Gibbous Moon

Night Sky Sights

Diving Into the Moon's Bay of Rainbows

This curious lunar feature — visible the nights of March 4th and April 2nd — is a delight in small scopes or even binoculars.

M35 in Gemini

Deep Sky

Explore the Winter Hexagon Tonight

This expansive region is home to plenty of bright stars and deep-sky wonders.

Night Sky Sights

Winter’s High Moon

A nearly full Moon offers plenty to see and ponder.

Night Sky Sights

A Quick Tour of Orion, the Hunter

The evening sky this week presents a near perfect opportunity to explore winte'rs marquee constellation, Orion, with binoculars or a small telescope.

Waiting for darkness.

Celestial News & Events

A Selection of Observing Resources for Getting Started in Astronomy

Here are some great books, star charts, and other observing accessories to help you get the most out of your new telescope.

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