Jupiter rising

Warm summer nights beckon many of us outside to observe the celestial wonders that appear above us in the starry skies. Long summer days and short nights may disappoint many…

Nice May night

RAC outreach program continues already the third year.  Public observing is about once a month after dusk, when Moon  is in about the first quarter. It’s mostly conducted from the…

Earthrise from Apollo 8

In December of 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 became the first people to leave our planet and travel to another body in space, to the Moon. Crew members Frank…

Smoky Mars

On Friday August 17th I was driving to the Watson Soccer fields, listening to the weather forecast on radio. They said “patchy smoke”, and I could not understand, what it…