Orion is prominent in the winter sky. Here is a “deep sky time lapse” journey to the Great Orion Nebula–a fuzzy spot below Orion’s belt that you can see in binoculars, maybe even in the city.
NASA recently celebrated the Opportunity rover’s tenth year on Mars. And it is still doing science today.
It’s been a frigid, snowy, and overcast start to 2014 here in Chicago (Polar Vortex!), so conditions haven’t been great for astronomy. Nonetheless, I wanted to point out some bright objects you can currently see in the evening sky. Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, shines brightly all night long. Jupiter was at… Read More Happy New Year!