Winter Stargazing Guide

Winter Stargazing Guide

Winter stargazing offers some of the best starry nights of the entire year. The cold weather often deters people from stargazing, but it’s worth the effort to bundle up, pour a hot drink, and grab a blanket to make it more comfortable and enjoyable.    To help...
Spooky Things in the Night Sky

Spooky Things in the Night Sky

If you like the spooky Halloween season, how about having some spooky fun with the night sky? Space is filled with weird stuff that can make your spine tingle and your arm hairs stand up.    NAKED EYE    Auroras The Northern and Southern Lights, also known...
Fall Stargazing Guide

Fall Stargazing Guide

Fall stargazing is really special. Nobody wants summer to end, but when it does, and the temperatures cool, it seems we all breathe a collective sigh of relief as the frenzy of summer slows down. We settle into this little moment of quietness before the holiday season...
Non-Starry Objects in the Night Sky

Non-Starry Objects in the Night Sky

I was recently hired to give a stargazing and telescope experience at a private dinner party, and the group became fascinated with non-starry objects in the sky. There are so many interesting things to see besides stars, but most people don’t know the difference...
Build a Backyard Compass

Build a Backyard Compass

For thousands of years, people around the world have tracked the sun and created ways of marking the solstices and equinoxes in stone. Literally. Stonehenge, Chaco Canyon, Chichen Itza, and many places like them around the world contain man-made structures and natural...