Hurricane Ridge Star Party Recap

We had an awesome star party up at Hurricane Ridge this last Saturday, July 10th. It was so wonderful to see the folks that came up! It has been so long since we have been able to see anyone in person! The viewing was very good. We had great views of Saturn and Jupiter! There…

July Night Sky

Woohoo, welcome to summer and some amazing star gazing. Now starts the time to look south to the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius and, straight up, we have the summer triangle! As the nights get longer, but it is still warm, the stargazing season is in full swing. Jupiter and Saturn are coming up in the…

Astronomical Leaque Programs: Alternative Constellations

Alternate Constellations, by Brad Young Orion, Leo, Scorpius are officially recognized constellations we are familiar with. But other cultures have formed their own star patterns in the sky. The Alternate Constellations program explores some of these, encouraging participants to think multi-culturally. If you are seeking a new, different way of looking at the night sky,…

Astronomical Leaque Observing Programs-Constellation Hunter

We have a great new tool to help understanding the Astronomical League observing programs. Our friends at the Astronomical League are producing videos by the program coordinators to help understand the programs. The first produced is about the Constellation Hunter with our own Cliff Mygatt. This program is a great jumping off point for beginner…

All about telescopes!

Hi Folks! We received an email from Brian at telescopeguide.org alerting us to this great website. If you are interested in purchasing a new telescope and need some guidance, this is the website. As the website says, this is “Your one-stop resource for getting started with astronomy and telescopes”. Check it out!

May/June night sky

We are half way through May and there are still fun things to see in the night sky. Virgo and Coma Berenices are still high in the sky, if you love galaxies, this is the place to look! Ophiucus will be prominent in the southeastern sky. Ophiucus has some amazing star clusters to look at,…

April Night Skies-Virgo!

April night skies are owned by the constellation Virgo! Virgo, for the amateur astronomer, can be their nemesis or their paradise. If you ever want to see a galaxy, you can train your telescope up to Virgo or Coma Berenices and see them without much effort. The effort comes in when you have to know…

March Night Skies

There is not much of a change in March from February except the Spring Equinox, where day and night are equal, will be here on March 20th at 5:37 AM. Orion will be heading down with Leo being prominent in the evening sky. This is the time of galaxies! Virgo and Coma Berenices will be…