On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible for many Americans. Tracking from Oregon to South Carolina, the moon's shadow will put on an amazing show for millions of people. Find out how!
Black holes have been a notable phenomenon by astrophysicists for their intense gravitational pull and the possibility of time travel. Black holes and time travel are broken down into layman's terms.
In the final installment of my visual deep sky series, I touch on a class of objects most deep sky astronomer enthusiast spend their time on. These objects are so numerous, you could spend an entire lifetime seeking them out and observing them, even in the smallest of telescopes. One catch though is that they are mostly faint and require dark skies, something which is hard to come by these days. I will discuss the brighter examples and what to expect from them.
Part two of my visual deep sky observing guide looks at some of the prettier celestial bodies in the sky. Star clusters are bright and can punch through light polluted skies and are therefore the staple of many deep sky afficionados who observe from urban and suburban locales.
Tips on improving that departmental store small telescope that is just gathering dust in your closet, and how this telescope can be put to work by even the most novice of astronomers.
I have compiled a short list of the best and brightest nebulae in the heavens, complete with what you can realistically expect to see in a small telescope. I will cover nebulae from both northern and southern hemisphere seeing that that this article will be accessible all over the world.
We are facing a golden age of amateur astronomy where there is a plethora of equipment even for the most novice of astronomers. My series of articles cover the subject that is closest to most practicing amateur astronomer hearts..how to observe the deep sky. In these series of articles I will cover observing techniques, recommend books on the subject and cover every major class of deep sky object.
Total solar eclipses are one of the most awesome natural spectacles. On August 21, 2017, one comes to the United States for the first time in many years.
Mercury is the closest planet to our Sun. That may be the most obvious fact about the planet. However, there are many more interesting features that aren't so obvious. Here are ten fascinating facts about Mercury that make it unique.
Comet ISON came very near the sun in November 2013. This was potentially going to put on a dazzling astronomical show. Unfortunately, the reality was very different.
What are asteroids? Are asteroids a threat to Earth? Could a "Killer Asteroid" destroy the planet? These are all questions we should ponder, consider, and analyze. This article will provide you will all the information you need to know about "Killer Asteroid's".