Category | Observing

By Susie Murph on October 31, 2016 in

Today is Halloween, and many of you will have little monsters, Elsas, Storm Troopers, Batmen and SuperGirls coming to your door. Last year, Mike Simmons at Astronomers Without Borders pointed out this is one heck of a great opportunity to pull out a telescope. As a matter of fact, NASA and JPL even encourages Trick-or-Treat […]

By Georgia on August 10, 2016 in

It’s that time of year again, the time when Earth zips through the dusty debris of comet Swift/Tuttle resulting in a pretty spiffy display of meteors flashing through the night sky, for those lucky enough to have both clear AND dark skies overhead. Yes, it’s time for the annual Perseid meteor shower. This year, the […]

By Susie Murph on June 30, 2016 in

Las Cumbres Observatory have partnered with Asteroid Day and Universe Awareness to create a website which allows you to take pictures of asteroids, using a global network of telescopes. Las Cumbres Observatory has 18 professional robotic telescopes at seven remote astronomical sites across the globe. With this website, you can join the international campaign to […]

By Susie Murph on June 21, 2016 in

Evan Gough over at Universe Today writes that recently, a student at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, has discovered four new exoplanets hidden in data from the Kepler spacecraft. Michelle Kunimoto recently graduated from UBC with a Bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy. As part of her coursework, she spent a few months […]

By Susie Murph on May 31, 2016 in

The Astrowatch blog reports that the strange bright spots, first discovered on the dwarf planet Ceres by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, continue to defy an easy explanation. A team led by Paolo Molaro of the Trieste Astronomical Observatory in Italy, following up on the Dawn observations conducted observations of these features, they found out something unexpected […]