How I Became a Telescope Operator at Griffith Observatory

Being someone who works at Griffith Observatory, an iconic and historic landmark in Los Angeles, California, definitely adds some credibility to your passion and knowledge for the night sky! For the most part, Griffith Observatory has served as a public outreach location for the residents of Los Angeles since it was built in 1935. As…Read more How I Became a Telescope Operator at Griffith Observatory

Celestial Events Over North America in 2018

2018 will have plenty of notable celestial events for even the most casual observer.  The following listings are meant for observers in North America, particularly the USA, thus there won’t be any listings for events that are not visible from the continent.  Mars/Jupiter Conjunction - January 6-7 Mars and Jupiter will align and be so close together that you can…Read more Celestial Events Over North America in 2018

So You Want to Get a Telescope – Part 1

Imagine being a child that’s into things having to do with space and the solar system. Then one day, you meet a person with a telescope and he shows you something cool, like the moon or a planet. Instantly, you know you want one yourself and think about how many other awesome things you’ll be able to see in the sky! This series of articles will help guide you in the right direction!