Due to poor viewing conditions predicted for tomorrow, I am cancelling the Great Meadow Public Night for Sunday Dec 17. Ray Young Great Meadow site coordinator See front page of NOVAC Site for changes to eveMore information about Great Meadow including directions and parking visit the Great Meadow Site page.
The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. The crescent[...]
The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, respectively, in the sense that the length of time elapsed between sunrise and sunset on this day is a minimum for the year. Of course, daylight saving time means that the first Sunday in April has 23 hours and the last Sunday in October has[...]
Canton is the fellow who updates your astronomy calendar (full moons, equinoxes, etc.) from his laptop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It’s his birthday today! The astronomy calendar is an effort of love and no reciprocity is needed or expected, but if you’d like to say thank you for his efforts, then please visit: http://cantonbecker.com/astronomy-calendar/credits.html