Astronomy

  • Minnesota Skies: March 2019

    Published03/01/2019 , By Parke Kunkle

    A planetary showcase, the seven sisters, and a super moon: find out what you can see this month!
  • Minnesota Skies: February 2019

    Published01/28/2019 , By Parke Kunkle

    How to view the Winter Circle, er Oval, and more in the latest astro-news!
  • Minnesota Skies: January 2019

    Published12/27/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    Cosmic treats to ring in the new year: Venus, Jupiter, and Mars will be visible all month & a Super Moon total lunar eclipse on January 20… This and more in the latest astro-news!
  • Minnesota Skies: December 2018

    Published11/27/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    More than a dozen times each year, you can witness “shooting stars” in an annual meteor shower. Don’t let the cold scare you away from the impressive the Geminid meteor shower in December. Also, see the latest in astro-news!
  • Minnesota Skies: November

    Published10/30/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    How far can you see with the naked eye? Maybe a few tens of miles from a mountain top on a clear day? how about 2.5 million light years away to the Andromeda Galaxy?
  • Minnesota Skies: October

    Published10/02/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    Be sure to enjoy the sweet but less-caloric treats in the October sky… Mars, Saturn, and the Northern Cross.
  • Minnesota Skies: September

    Published09/03/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    Let’s compare the two brightest stars currently shining in Minnesota’s evening sky, Vega and Arcturus. Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation of Boötes, and its diameter is about 25 times that of the sun! Our star will look like this in a few billion years.
  • Minnesota Skies: August

    Published08/01/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    The planets continue their ballet in August. Add a meteor shower, and nature treats us to a wonderful show. All month, around dusk, look for brilliant Venus low in the W, Jupiter in the SW, Saturn in the SSE and ruddy colored Mars low in the SE.
  • Minnesota Skies: June 2018

    Published05/24/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    Cosmic treats and more in the latest astro-news!