After being socked in by clouds for the last week (without seeing much of the needed rain), the Sunday sky cleared and a group of six of us showed up at the Gott Observatory to give our photon-deprived brains a good healthy dose of starlight. As I arrived, a visiting farm dog came by to […]
‘Naked Eye Astronomy’ Archive
Tonight, Saturn (above) and Mars (below) made beautiful naked-eye targets in the southern sky as they meander through the constellation of Libra (The Scales). This week is a great time to view both planets in the evening sky.
Astronomy magazine is offering a free short ebook about observing the Moon in various phases, with descriptions of the best features during the various phases. The photo maps list the large features visible to the naked eye, binoculars, and small telescopes. http://www.astronomy.com/rapid/2014/01/your-guide-to-the-moon