Astronomy and the night sky

By Jim Atkinson | Interesting bits to read about Astronomy and what to watch out for in the night sky. I use this to call up information quickly when viewing the night sky at astronomy groups.

Stunning New Vista Of Pluto Reveals Features Hidden In Darkness

It’s that time of the week again: NASA has released new images and data on Pluto and its moon Charon from the New Horizons spacecraft, and the latest …

42 Mind-Blowing Photos Of Space From The Hubble Telescope

Cosmic eye candy. This week marks the anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope way back in 1990. Thanks, Hubble, for providing us with "whoa" fodder for 22 years!

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Binary Star Systems: Classification and Evolution

More than four-fifths of the single points of light we observe in the night sky are actually two or more stars orbiting together. The most common of …

Venus, Jupiter and Mars align for skyline display

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Yes, That Picture of the Moon and the Andromeda Galaxy Is About Right

In my line of business—trying to spread the word about science and trying to grind anti-science under my heel—I post a lot of articles with the word …

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Little Wades

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Planisphere

What's Up Now<p>A Virtual Planisphere<p>Using HTML5's canvas element and some Javascript, this page shows what's visible in the sky at a specific location …

Planet Neptune: Facts About Its Orbit, Moons & Rings

Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. It was the first planet to get its existence predicted by mathematical calculations before it was actually …

Planet Uranus: Facts About Its Name, Moons and Orbit

Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and the first to be discovered by scientists. Although Uranus is visible to the naked eye, it was long …

Pegasus (constellation)

For other uses, see Pegasus (disambiguation).<p><b>Pegasus</b> is a constellation in the northern sky, named after the winged horse Pegasus in Greek mythology. …

Aquarius (constellation)

For the sun sign, see Aquarius (astrology).<p><b>Aquarius</b> is a constellation of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces.[2] Its name is Latin …

Capricornus

This article is about the astronomical constellation. For the astrological sign, see Capricorn (astrology).<p><b>Capricornus</b> /ˌkæprᵻˈkɔːrnəs/ is one of the …

Aquila (constellation)

<b>Aquila</b> is a constellation on the celestial equator. Its name is Latin for 'eagle' and it represents the bird who carried Zeus/Jupiter's thunderbolts …

Cepheus (constellation)

<b>Cepheus</b> is a constellation in the northern sky. It is named after Cepheus, King of Aethiopia in Greek mythology. It was one of the 48 constellations …

Sirius

"Sirius B" redirects here. For other uses of Sirius B, see Sirius B (disambiguation). For other uses of Sirius, see Sirius (disambiguation).<p><b>Sirius</b> …

Sirius is Dog Star and brightest star

Sirius – the Dog Star – is the sky’s brightest star. It’s very easy to spot on winter and spring evenings.<p>The brightest star visible from any part of …

Ursa Major

This article is about the area of the sky. For pattern of stars (asterism), see Big Dipper.<p>This article is about the constellation. For other uses, …

Know the Big and Little Dippers

The Big Dipper is easy. And, once you find it, you can find the Little Dipper, too. Plus … learn how the stars of the Big Dipper are moving in …

Orion (constellation)

For other uses, see Orion (disambiguation).<p><b>Orion</b> is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It …

Orion Constellation: Facts About the Hunter

While the Orion constellation is named after the hunter in Greek mythology, it is anything but stealthy. Orion, which is located on the celestial …

Rigel: Orion's Brightest Star

Rigel is a blue supergiant that is the brightest star in the constellation Orion (the Hunter). The star is only 10 million years old, compared to the …

Cassiopeia (constellation)

<b>Cassiopeia</b> is a constellation in the northern sky, named after the vain queen Cassiopeia in Greek mythology, who boasted about her unrivalled beauty. …

Look for Cassiopeia and the Big Dipper

Tonight, look for the northern sky’s two most prominent sky patterns – the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen and the Big Dipper. Both circle around …

The Constellations

The Constellations<p><b>Origin of the Constellations</b><p>Ever since people first wandered the Earth, great significance has been given to the celestial objects …

Milky Way is about half as massive as Andromeda galaxy, say astronomers

Dark matter makes up 90% of the matter in both systems, the study finds.<p>Our Milky Way galaxy is less massive than astronomers previously thought, …