James Wooten

Comet Watch and the Stars of Summer: Sky Happenings July 2020
July 8, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

In something of a surprise, we have a naked eye comet this month, comet NEOWISE! Astronomers discovered this comet on March 27, 2020 using the NEOWISE satellite. This satellite is the Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer, later used to search for Near Earth Objects. After its discovery, Comet NEOWISE continued to approach the Sun. It […]

June Star Blog
June 3, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Mercury continues an excellent apparition for the first half of June.  Look for it low in the sky at dusk, over the point of sunset.  Mercury is highest June 4-5, then gets lower and dimmer until it is lost in the Sun’s glare by June 15. Mars is higher in the morning sky each day […]

April Star Blog
April 3, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Venus remains high in the evening sky this month. Look in the west at dusk for the brightest thing there. Venus was at greatest elongation on March 24, meaning that Venus is as far from the Sun as it can possible get in our sky. What’s more, at this time of year the ecliptic—the apparent path […]

March Star Blog
March 3, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Venus is even higher in the evening sky this month. Look in the west at dusk for the brightest thing there.  Venus comes to greatest elongation on March 24, meaning that Venus is as far from the Sun as it can possible get in our sky. What’s more, at this time of year the ecliptic—the apparent […]



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