Yes, the spark of Venus now definitively burns through the low pre-dawn sky,
This is how the evening sky will look over the next few days.
This picture just might lure you to go out early very early on a late-summer morning and look at the pre-dawn sky, in which you just might be able, with telescope or large binoculars, to see a comet in the midst of the stars of Gemini.
. . . his stedfast shade
Sleeps on his luminous ring Continue reading “Still as while Saturn whirls”
For Venus, this year falls into two acts, and August 15 is the date that divides them. Continue reading “Assumption Day”
The Perseids are rising toward one of the best of their annual displays.
The year’s closest conjunction of a planet with a first-magnitude star occurs during our August 11 daytime, which, Continue reading “Happenings at Leo’s Front”
A year ago died Barbara Murray, whose two little books Continue reading “Nightingales”
Dengue is nicknamed “breakbone fever” because of the excruciating pain it causes. Continue reading “Science and Counter-Science”
You may have read that the Full Moon of yesterday, July 31, was a Blue Moon, because there was also a Full Moon on July 2. I return from Continue reading “Blue-in-a-Sense Moon”