Shakespeare and Uranus’s Moons!

Hey, Sky Fans! On this day 454 years ago, April 23, 1564, William Shakespeare was born. Fifty-four years, 154 sonnets and 39 plays later, on April 23, 1616, he died. Kind of a crummy way to spend your birthday, I’d imagine, but I guess that’s the sort of thing you only need to worry about […]

Gardening at Night!

Hey, everyone! Happy Thursday! I have a favorite south-facing spot in my neighborhood. It’s a small patch of sidewalk, the flattened-out head at the bottom of a burger-flipping-spatula-shaped stretch of pavement that runs up the hill through my neighborhood. It’s quiet, and kind of dark; maybe, very dark by today’s standards. I’ve spent many nights, […]

New Moon on Monday!

Hey, Sky Fans! In your skies today, April 16, 2018 (US Time), or, actually, a few hours ago, is the New Moon on Monday! We talk a lot about the comings and goings of the Moon around here. I think most people who are even a little interested in the skies do, and with good […]

Five April Space Anniversaries!

Hey, Sky Fans! Happy Friday! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ve had a great week, and have something fun ahead for the weekend. Early April’s an interesting time, with a couple of really exciting anniversaries and birthdays. So, before I have to go get all prettied up for a night out with my daughter, […]

Venus, Aries, and Hamal!

Hey, Sky Fans! Have you had a chance to head out and look for Venus yet? Over the last week or so, you might have noticed something kind of interesting. Not far from it are the stars of the Winter Circle. The Pleaides are leading the way toward the horizon as Orion fights off Taurus […]

The Bear and the Gazelle!

Hey, Sky Fans! A couple of weeks ago, woven between the second and third of the four nor’easters that hit in March, we had a clear, open, cloudless day that stretched off into a gorgeous sunset with only some fat contrails spoiling the glow over the hilltops across the Hudson. After a long day, my […]