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October – Look East to the Pleiades

by Pat Browne The Pleiades - a naked eye Open Star Cluster (also known from Greek mythology as the Seven Sisters) We first encountered the Pleiades setting...

MVNSC – Fall Astronomy Session Introduction

Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation  -  FALL  Astronomy Sessions Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority in partnership with: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa...

Fall 2018 Night Sky Sessions – Info

Come join us for night sky observing  starting Friday September 14.  Learn the Fall constellations and observe their star clusters and galaxies . Learn...

August 2018 Mars Bright and Large but Low in the Sky

by Pat Browne Recently, a Night Sky Friend recently wrote me to me...: Looking at Mars lately and wondering if you have already or are intending...

Ice Cube – Astrophysics In July

by Pat Browne Detection of Cosmic Ray Source Galaxy - a chilling discovery On July 12 2018, the Ice Cube neutrino Laboratory at the Amundsen–Scott South...

Observing Lunar Horizons – each day a ‘New Horizon’

The Moon After Sunset approaching 'first quarter' was an enchanting sight. It was warm out, and reasonably dry and the 'seeing' was good...

Astronomy Session Introduction

Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation - Astronomy Sessions Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority in partnership with: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy...

Spring Night Sky Sessions

The MVCA Night Sky Conservation team is pleased to offer a series of informal Astronomy sessions this Spring. First meeting is on Friday April...

Feb 2018 – ‘black’ moon … and Betelgeuse the friendly red (super)giant

by Pat Browne Now that we're over the media event of the Jan 31st 2018 Blue, Blood, Super... moon... 'Blue', (2nd Full moon in the...

Perihelion and Latest Sunrise, Happy Coincidence for us

January 3 2018 marks Perihelion, and by coincidence it happens at nearly the latest possible sunrise at at 7:42 am local time (darkest morning)...

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