Milky Way

Why We Look Up with Jennifer Willis

Beware the Astronomy Habit

Why do you look up? Maybe there was something that initially drew you out to the stars...and maybe now it's a habit of the best kind.

Milky Way over Agavi palm tree silhouettes

Why We Look Up with Jennifer Willis

Stellar Confidence: On Impostor Syndrome in Amateur Astronomy

Self-doubt is powerful, but it's no match for the stars — as long as you keep heading outside after dark and looking up.

Antares in Ophiuchus

Why We Look Up with Jennifer Willis

Summer Insomnia

Long, hot days mean sleepless nights for stargazers, but it's worth it for the magic that happens under a dark, cool sky.

Why We Look Up with Jennifer Willis

Stargazing’s Lessons for Living

Can stargazing make you a better person?

Full Moon

Why We Look Up with Jennifer Willis

Lunaphiles, Unite!

The Moon is our most obvious and immediate celestial companion. For many stargazers, the Moon was our first astronomical love.

Saturn 1994 white spot HST

Why We Look Up with Jennifer Willis

In Praise of Small-Scope Astronomy

Many an amateur astronomer has desired a bigger telescope, but sometimes it's worth taking a moment to appreciate what we have.

Why We Look Up with Jennifer Willis

Starlit Legacy

Share the joy of stargazing and become part of the legacy of astronomy.

The Pleiades

Why We Look Up with Jennifer Willis

Relief for What Ails You

We’re drawn to the night sky for different reasons. Wonder. Joy. Discovery. And sometimes, for relief.

Jupiter and GRS

Why We Look Up with Jennifer Willis

The Comfort and Delight of Celestial “Reruns”

Seeing the same target again has the comfort of a beloved rerun, while offering the opportunity for new discoveries.

Why We Look Up with Jennifer Willis

Stargazing with Ice Cold Enthusiasm

A new year — and a clear sky — offers a chance to reconnect with a passion for stargazing.

Labeled Big Dipper

Why We Look Up with Jennifer Willis

A Memorial in the Stars

Stargazers can find solace for grief in the stars.

Stargazers

Why We Look Up with Jennifer Willis

Stargazers: Community of Wonder

Companionship adds to the stargazing experience; but even if you're alone, you never know who else might be looking skyward.

Stargazer standing beneath the Milky Way

Why We Look Up with Jennifer Willis

Don't Postpone Joy: Why We Stargaze

Why do you stargaze? Amateur astronomer Jennifer Willis explores reconnection via the night sky.

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