Bumbling along

Explore the Night with Bob King

The Moon Bumbles Into the Beehive Friday

The thick crescent Moon occults oodles of stars in the Beehive star cluster Friday evening for much of the Americas.

Explore the Night with Bob King

Close Venus-Jupiter Conjunction on August 18th

Here's your invitation to view a spectacular close conjunction of the sky's two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, before dawn on Monday morning.

Venus and the Beehive

Celestial News & Events

Venus Buzzes the Beehive

Can you take on this twilight challenge?

Celestial News & Events

Mars Meets the Beehive

The Red Planet travels through one of the biggest and brightest star clusters in the sky from May 21st to the 24th. As a warm-up, stargazers watched Mars pass a hair's-breadth north of 5th-magnitude Eta Cancri on the evening of May 19th in easternmost America and the morning of the 20th in western Europe.

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Jupiter Visits the Beehive

During March and April, the open cluster M44 in Cancer is easy to find — just look for it beside brilliant Jupiter.

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