The Memorial Day Sky!

Hey, Sky Fans! Sorry I didn’t get a chance to post this quick one last night. I got distracted by popcorn. Tonight and off into next week, look up and see the big, bright Moon slide across the sky, sidle up alongside Joops, and make its way toward full as the giant star Antares and […]

A Waxing Gibbous Moon

Hey, Sky Fans! It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the US. Thank you to everyone who has served and given their lives to protect us. For the unofficial start of summer, here’s last night’s Moon rising into the night, etched into the blue and hiding in plain sight. I love how my phone’s camera manages […]

Quick Announcement: Email Address

Hey, everyone, If you came out to my talk about Light Pollution tonight, thank you. Together we can make something big happen. More on the talk another time, but first things first. It turns out I gave out some business cards that I made a mistake with, and they don’t have my email address. If […]

First Quarters and Little Kings!

Hey, Sky Fans! I hope you had a great weekend. It’s Monday again, yeah. I know it don’t thrill you. Here’s something great to look forward to tonight. First quarter is the phase when the Moon is off to the left as seen from over Earth’s north pole while facing toward the Sun. It’s the […]

On Stars, Moons, and Library Talks

Hey, Sky Fans! Well here we are, the weekend’s upon us. I hope you’ve had a good week and have something great lined up for the weekend. Maybe you’re still enjoying your memories of  last night’s Moon and Venus. Maybe you’re excited to see the Moon make its way higher into the night, heading up […]

Eight Fast Solar System Facts!

Hey, Sky Fans… Here’s one fast fact that you might not know (or maybe you do) about each of our Solar System‘s eight major planets, all in one breath. And… go! Even though Mercury has the widest temperature swings anywhere in the solar system, over 1800 degrees Celsius / 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, there is water […]

Seeing Jupiter’s Moons!

Hey, Sky Fans! Did you know you can see Jupiter’s four biggest moons (The Galilean moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto) with just some binoculars? They look like impossibly tiny points of light stretched along the planet’s equator. Check it out tonight, while Jupiter’s at opposition! Clear skies, everyone!