SKYWATCH: ICEBALL EARTH DISCOVERED, FIND OUT HOW TO REMOVE LIGHT POLLUTION FROM ASTROPHOTOS, AND MORE

LATEST NEWS

Gravitational Lensing Reveals “Iceball Earth” 13,000 Light-Years Away

Sky & Telescope

Astronomers have discovered an “iceball Earth” orbiting a star 13,000 light-years away. Multiple eyes on the sky have revealed some of this world’s secrets.

Read more…

Cassini Traverses “Big Empty” on First Grand Finale Pass

Sky & Telescope

As NASA’s Cassini spacecraft sails through a clear gap between Saturn and its rings as part of its Grand Finale orbits, it found less than expected.

Read more…

Debate on Universe’s Cold Spot Heats Up

Sky & Telescope

A new galaxy survey suggests that a supervoid isn’t responsible for the Cold Spot seen in the cosmic microwave background — the oddity may have a far more ancient origin.

Read more…

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 5 – 13

The waxing gibbous Moon is now stepping eastward across Virgo, past Jupiter and Spica. Jupiter is highest for viewing by about 10 or 11 p.m. local time.

Read more…

Sneezing at the Full Moon

Sky & Telescope

Pollen’s no friend of the allergy-prone, but there’s an upside to those itchy eyes — weird and colorful coronas around the Moon and Sun.

Read more…

How to Remove Light Pollution from Your Astro Images

Sky & Telescope

Astrophotography expert Jerry Lodriguss tells you how to remove light pollution from your astrophotos so you can have dark skies instead of red-brown ones.

Read more…

Tour May’s Sky: Big Dipper Leads the Way

Sky & Telescope

Listen to May’s astronomy podcast to learn why the Big Dipper is the “Swiss Army Knife” of the late-spring northern sky.

Read more…

COMMUNITY

Starry Success: Protecting the Night Sky Above La Palma

Sky & Telescope

Ten years ago the Spanish island of La Palma was declared a “Starlight Reserve” to protect its astronomical observatories from light pollution and guarantee a dark sky for everyone. The measures seem to have worked.

Read more…

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s