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Comet Pan-STARRS Makes Bright Appearances in Night Sky

Grab your camera and a snack, the night sky will put on a spectacular show throughout March. The comet, Pan-STARRS is visible without a telescope and will make regular appearances in the Northern Hemisphere throughout the month. It was named…

Annular Solar Eclipse This Weekend - Share Your Photos With Us

By Blog Editor, Susan Wells Don't fear the werewolves and vampires this weekend. An annular eclipse will make it's way across the western United States. This Sunday, May 20th in the late afternoon, an annular eclipse of the sun will be visible…

Astronomers Set to Study Huge Asteroid as it Passes Close to the Earth

We aren't on the verge of Armageddon and no we won't need Bruce Willis' services, but brace yourselves, a large asteroid is on its way to Earth and will come within 201,000 miles of our planet. The large asteroid, appropriately named 2005…
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Alex... Astronomy and Music For $200

Someday you might be invited to compete on Jepoardy and you'll thank our trust blog contributors for this nerdy information. Did you know that a musician named Gustav Holst was so fascinated by astronomy that he wrote several pieces of classical…