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…

A Well Deserved Award

Our president, Cliff Mygatt, received the Mentorship award from the Astronomical League after he was nominated by member Mark Simonson. This award is greatly deserved. Cliff has worked tirelessly delivering education at our monthly meeting and also heading up the Astronomy Club at Central Kitsap Junior High. He is always available for any questions that…

February Night Skies

Overall, there is not much extra going in the the night skies of February. Jupiter, Saturn and Venus are very close to the sun but may be seen for a short time before sunrise. On the 11th, just before sunrise, Venus will be just .04° south of Jupiter. Mars is still in the Constellation Aries.…

Congratulations Doug Liebert!

What have you been up to astronomically in the past crazy year? Well, Doug Liebert finished his Stellar Evolution program from the Astronomical League! Congratulations Doug! ” The Stellar Evolution Program is to develop in the observer an appreciation for the most common objects that they see in the night sky – the stars. Stars,…