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Sky Happenings in June 2017
June 2, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

This star map shows the Houston sky at 10 pm CDT on June 1, 9 pm CDT on June 15, and dusk on June 30.  To use the map, put the direction you are facing at the bottom.   The Big Dipper is high in the north. From the Big Dipper’s handle, arc to Arcturus […]

Comet Pan-STARRS is here! Catch a glimpse tonight at twilight — it’s kind of a big deal
March 12, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

During the next few weeks, Comet Pan-STARRS will grace our skies as a naked-eye comet. As its name indicates, astronomers discovered this comet on June 6, 2011, using the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, a planned array of telescopes in Hawaii. This array’s primary mission is to detect near-Earth objects (comets and asteroids […]

See Comet Hartley 2!
October 19, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Perhaps you were able to observe Comet McNaught this past June and July.  In case you missed that comet, however, another brighter than average comet has approached the Earth this October. Comet Hartley 2 is now visible in binoculars, and could be a naked-eye object around the time of its closest approach to Earth on October 20. […]

Early Risers: You’re In For A Treat! June brings Blazing Comet & Lunar Eclipse
June 21, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Are you an early riser and up before the crack of dawn?  If so, I encourage you to look up as you pick up that morning paper as there are two special treats in the June 2010 morning sky. photo credit: c.j.b In January 2007, a brilliant comet, known as Comet McNaught dazzled observers in the […]



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