Jupiter is Back (Astronomy: Week of 5/6/18)

A lot has happened in the two weeks I've gone silent...  spring has sprung, the evening peepers have given way to Chuck-Will's-Widows and both screech and barred owl calls.  Trees have leafed out (and flowered, as copious pollen can attest), and I've watched redbuds, dogwoods, wisteria, and locust trees bloom.  In the meantime, I've been…Read more Jupiter is Back (Astronomy: Week of 5/6/18)

The Spring Star, and…Death From Above! (Astronomy: Week of 3/25/18)

Made you look!  That title echoes a lot of what I've seen in more popular media this week, and maybe it worked and got your attention...  but the truth is, you're PROBABLY not going to die because of a falling space station this week.  As I wrote a couple months ago (happily, because it gave…Read more The Spring Star, and…Death From Above! (Astronomy: Week of 3/25/18)

Lions, Planets and Bears (Astronomy: Week of 2/25/18)

I stumbled across an innocuous piece of information this time last year - I don't know if it's an apocryphal source for a more common saying?  A coincidence? But it's cool... However, hold that thought, I'll get to it. First, interesting things THIS WEEK: 1) As I mentioned, Venus is making its way back into…Read more Lions, Planets and Bears (Astronomy: Week of 2/25/18)