Fireballs are meteors which become brighter than the planet Venus and can sometimes be seen in the daytime. If you are lucky to see a fireball send in your report to the American Meteor Society and become a citizen scientist
May 14th: Christmas Comet & Asteroid Homestead
On December 25, 2017, while searching for Earth approaching asteroids in the constellation of Virgo, the Universe gave a Christmas present in the form of a comet.
Feb 4th: Observing With Webb February 2023
Venus bright all month, Saturn disappears, Jupiter closes in on Venus, and Mars shines high and bright all month.
Feb 2nd: Objects to Observe in the February 2023 Night Sky
The Actual Astronomy Podcast presents Objects to Observe in the February 2023 Night Sky. In this episode we’ll talk about a conjunction of Venus and Neptune, the Moon pairing up with Venus & Jupiter before it gets so close to Mars. We’ll also talk about Comets and the Constellation Orion.
Jan 2nd: Ice In Space
A huge part of the Solar System is just made of ice. There are comets, rings, moons and even dwarf planets. Where did all this ice come from, and what impact has it had for life on Earth?
Jan 1st: Exploring Mars & 90 Inch
Happy New Year! Today Travelers in the Night discuss about Perseverance and the Steward Observatory’s Bok90 inch telescope on Kitt Peak in Arizona
Dec 18th: Greg’s Comet & Couch Potato
Today Travelers in the Night discuss about the discovery of C/2021 A1 (Leonard) in the constellation Canes Venatici and asteroid 2021 CK2 by Richard Kowalski while sitting on his living room couch!
Dec 4th: Zero and Deuce
Today’s Travelers in the Night talks about the discovery of 2016 AM2’s path that had a zero distance between it and the Earth’s orbit. Also the discovery of a pair of comets: C/2015 X8 & C/2015 YG1.
Nov 13th: Great Night & Jupiter’s Comet
Today Travelers in the Night will tell a story about the discovery of a dozen new Earth approaching object candidates including 2015 XY1 and Jupiter’s comet 2015 XL128.
Oct 30th: Stretch Marked Moon & Life’s Core
Today we have the story about The end of the line for the moon of a planet is when it reaches the Roche Limit distance from its host and a modern ribosome found in a particular organism is organized into layers