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.

Explore the Night with Bob King

Good Morning, Orion!

An August jaunt at dawn reacquaints us with the constellation Orion, the harbinger of winter.

Picture of Rigel and IC 2118

Learning About the Sky

Meet Rigel, Orion's Blue Suede Shoe

The seventh brightest star in the sky, blue-white Rigel shines brilliantly at the left foot of Orion and is actually a trio: a supergiant orbited by a pair of Sun-like stars.

Three in a Row Show

Explore the Night with Bob King

Enjoy Orion in Shirtsleeves

Throw open the door and welcome back Orion at dawn. The Hunter's return brings relief from the heat and gives us a fresh shot at exploring untouched winter deep-sky objects in comfort.

Celestial Objects to Observe

Observing the Great Orion Nebula

This star-studded pool of misty light provides a feast for observers.

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