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There’s a Partial Solar Eclipse Happening October 23: Here’s what you need to know to see it!
October 20, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

  There’s a partial solar eclipse happening Thursday, October 23 and you can see it all from Houston*!  The New Moon of Thursday, October 23, 2014, aligns with the Sun and the Earth well enough to cast its shadow towards Earth. However, no one will see a total eclipse for two reasons. First of all, the […]

Girls just wanna have sun: Confessions of a compulsive solar eclipse chaser
April 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

As a veteran eclipse chaser, I’ve seen eight solar eclipses in trips that have taken me around the world. Why travel to the ends of the Earth for an event lasting only a few minutes, you ask? Astronomical objects lie far away and change very little from night to night or even from year to […]

Go Stargazing! January Edition
January 3, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter, now in the west at dusk, dominates this month’s evening skies.  It outshines all stars in the sky, so it’s easy to find.  Face west southwest at dusk and look for the brightest thing there. Venus remains a dazzling morning star.  Face southeast at dawn and you can’t miss it. Saturn is in the […]

Go Stargazing! July Edition
June 30, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

During July, you can watch a great planet race, as Venus closes in on Mars while they both close in on Saturn! Saturn is now in the south southwest at dusk.  Look just to the west of due south, about 2/3 of the way up from the horizon to the zenith. Venus remains high in […]



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