Over millenia the Moon has been the focus of countless songs, poems, stories - romantic, scary, and everything in between. This bright silvery orb has fired the human imagination since the very...Read More
Are you familiar with the names Giuseppe Piazzi, Heinrich Olbers* and Karl Harding? These eminent astronomers discovered the four largest celestial bodies immediately beyond Mars between 1801 and...Read More
Although the Mars opposition and closest approach were in late July, the planet still looks spectacular and will remain brighter than Jupiter for all of August. To the eye, a brilliant orange...Read More
This month, Mars will come the closest to Earth it will be for the next 17 years, making it bigger and brighter than usual.
Both Earth and Mars follow elliptical (oval-shaped) orbits around the...Read More