SKYWATCH: URANUS VISITS A STAR, JUPITER’S BELT UPHEAVAL, AND MORE

Observing
Uranus in late September 2012

Uranus’s Rare Close Encounter

September 18, 2012 | The planet Uranus is spectacularly close to an almost identically bright star throughout late September. > read more

Big Breakout on Jupiter

September 17, 2012 | One of the big planet’s iconic dark belts has been roiling with activity, rewarding observers with the most dramatic eruptions there since 1926. > read more

Tour September’s Sky by Eye and Ear!

August 31, 2012 | Some of this month’s sky sights are low down along the horizon: Saturn and Mars in the west after sunset, the first-quarter Moon in the south, and Jupiter when it rises around midnight in the east. > read more

News

Dark Energy Camera

Fermilab

Four Mammoth Cameras Take On the Sky

September 20, 2012 | The Dark Energy Camera is one of four new cameras that started taking images of big chunks of the night sky this past month. > read more

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

Dawn view

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

September 21, 2012 | Waxing from first quarter to full this week, the Moon steps across the evening constellations from south to east. To observe Jupiter, you no longer have to set an alarm clock. And don’t miss the weekend conjunction of Uranus and a similar star. > read more

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