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The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Poster
Sun, Sky Watching, Eclipses
Aug 18, 2017
On August 21, 2017, a continent-spanning wave of instruments from home-made pinhole cameras to the most sophisticated telescopes in operation today will be trained on the Eclipse Across America.
Sky Watching, Eclipses, Meteor Showers
Aug 9, 2017
The Perseid meteor shower will peak on August 11, 12, and 13, and a Total Solar Eclipse will be visible in the United States from coast to coast on August 21.
A Big Month for Astronomy Poster
Solar System, Sky Watching
Apr 20, 2017
In 2017 and 2018, three comets will pass near the Earth providing the opportunity to observe and study these icy interlopers.
Close Approach Comets Poster
Solar System, Sky Watching
Apr 6, 2017
Stop what you’re doing and mark your calendar. Jupiter can be viewed at opposition from sunset on April 7, 2017 to sunrise on April 8, 2017.
Sun, Sky Watching, Eclipses
Feb 24, 2017
On Sunday, February 26th, the moon will pass in front of the sun, transforming rays of sunlight across parts of South America, southern Africa and Antarctica into fat crescents and thin rings of light.
Southern Hemisphere Solar Eclipse Poster
Solar System, Sky Watching, Meteor Showers
Dec 30, 2016
Earth will pass through a stream of debris from comet 2003 EH1 on January 3, 2017, producing a shower of meteors known as the Quadrantids.
New Year's Fireworks Poster 1
Solar System, Sky Watching
Oct 14, 2016
Nothing beats a bright and beautiful "supermoon." Except maybe, three supermoons! 2016 ends with a trio of full moons at their closest points to Earth.
2016 Ends with Three Supermoons Poster 1
Solar System, Sky Watching
Aug 23, 2016
Venus and Jupiter are converging for a spectacular conjunction in the sunset sky on August 27th.
Solar System, Mars, Planets of Our Solar System, Sky Watching
May 20, 2016
Mars and Saturn are getting together in the constellation Scorpius for back-to-back oppositions in May and June 2016.
Red and Golden Planets Poster
Sun, Sky Watching
May 3, 2016
On May 9th, Mercury will move across the face of the sun, offering a rare viewing opportunity for professional astronomers and backyard sky watchers alike.
2016 Transit of Mercury Poster
Sun, Sky Watching, Eclipses
Mar 8, 2016
During the early hours of March 9, 2016 the new moon will pass directly in front of the sun, producing a total eclipse of the sun over South East Asia. A partial eclipse will be viewable the evening of March 8, 2016 in western-most parts of the USA including Alaska and Hawai'i.
Indonesian Solar Eclipse Poster
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System, Sky Watching
Mar 4, 2016
On March 8th, 2016 Earth and Jupiter will have a close encounter. The giant planet will be "up all night," soaring almost overhead at midnight and not setting until the sky brightens with the twilight hues of sunrise on March 9th. In July, the Juno mission will give us an even closer look.
Close Encounters with Jupiter Poster
Solar System, Sky Watching
Oct 23, 2015
Look east before sunrise in late October for a beautiful conjunction of bright planets.
Dawn Triangle of Planets Poster
Solar System, Sky Watching
Aug 10, 2015
This week, Earth passes through a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Forecasters say the show could be especially good this year because the Moon is nearly new when the shower peaks on Aug. 12-13.
A Good Year for Perseid Meteors Poster
Sky Watching
Jul 24, 2015
The second full Moon of July is just around the corner. According to modern folklore, it is a "Blue Moon."
Summer Blue Moon Poster