We are getting deep into the summer season now. About an hour after sunset, look straight up. Nearly overhead, you will see a very bright star. That star is Vega. Vega is one of the three stars of the so-called Summer Triangle (along with Deneb and Altair). And the only star in the sky that… Read More What’s That Star? Vega
Here is a beautiful video by the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History that features all the nearby stars with exoplanets–also, a little mind-boggling.