All Things Being Equal (Astronomy: Week of 9/16/18)

Saturday, September 22, it's all over (actually early morning, 1:54AM UTC on the 23rd, but that's late Sat in North America...).  Summer is gone, and fall or autumn (whichever you prefer) is upon us.  This transition is marked by the Autumnal Equinox, which comes from latin - aequi (equal), and nox (night).  "Equal Night", so yeah, this is the…Read more All Things Being Equal (Astronomy: Week of 9/16/18)

The Moon, Mars, a Comet, and Maybe a Fireball (Astronomy: Week of 7/22/18)

Wow, there's a lot of cool stuff going on in the night sky this week.  I can't wait til this pattern of East Coast thunderstorms lets me see it!  Let me give a quick rundown, in the order of my own particular interest and excitement.  Your mileage may vary. Mars at Opposition Mars is back,…Read more The Moon, Mars, a Comet, and Maybe a Fireball (Astronomy: Week of 7/22/18)