Whenever we promote a conjunction, it’s because the two objects in question will appear super close in the sky! Continue reading Conjunctions
If you don’t know what an opposition means in astronomy, here is a short explanation. When an object is in opposition in astronomy, it means it is directly opposite our Sun from Earth. A good example is the Full Moon, where the Moon is close to being directly in opposition, hence why it shows a fully lit face back to Earth. A planetary opposition is when our Sun, Earth and any given outer planet are directly in line with each other. This applies for every Superior Planet, a planet that has an orbit outside of Earth’s. Therefore, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, … Continue reading Oppositions
Don’t leave out Lunar Eclipses! Continue reading Lunar Eclipses
Everything you should know about Solar Eclipses! Continue reading Solar Eclipses
What magnification brings out the best views? Read on to find out. Continue reading Magnification Viewing Guide for Telescopes
I didn’t change the dates. NASA didn’t change them. The Earth did! Blame the Earth! Continue reading Why Your Zodiac Sign May be Wrong!
The last thing you want is a telescope to collect dust. Learn the correct way when buying a telescope!
Continue reading BEFORE You Buy Your First Telescope!
Being a passionate astronomer, even at an amateur hobbyist level, means one wants to make the time to gaze at the night sky. When one wants to share their passion or introduce it to eagerly interested people, especially children, it can be quite a chore trying to plan such an outing that works for the non-astronomer. The following are the Top 5 Astronomical Annoyances we all have to deal with. Continue reading Top 5 Astronomical Annoyances
With any interest that deep dives into a passion or possibly a career, all it takes is one spark and the rest is history! While I was blessed with what I would consider a “good” telescope for my first, I … Continue reading Getting my first telescope