We Chicagoans are suffering through an epic winter. As bad as it is right now, however, the seasons inevitably change. One sign of this is that the daylight hours are increasing. In fact, today was the first day this winter that the Sun rose before 7:00 am Central time. Unfortunately, you couldn’t see it through… Read More Winter Sun
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!
It’s been a cloudy and stormy last few weeks here in Chicago. Aside from the cold temperatures, winter is the best time for watching the night sky in the city. The nights are long and there are many bright objects in the sky. Here is a preview of what I will be looking for in… Read More Winter Preview