Friday, December 12, 2008

Astropod - Episode 19

Optimized for Mid - Late December: Geminid Meteor Shower on the 13th...hard to see because of Full Moon. Winter Solstice is on December 21st. And another conjunction of 2 planets with the moon the end of December!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Astropod - Episode 18

November Celestial Events: It's planet time! You can see Venus and Jupiter after sunset. There will be a conjunction of the two later in the month. Also, Saturn can be seen before sunrise in the constellation of Leo the Lion.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Astropod - Episode 17

Optimized for Late October: Fall is upon us. The Orionid Meteor Shower and the Planets Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are calling to us during these chilly evenings.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Astropod - Episode 16

Optimized for late September: Jupiter and Venus are the two brightest planets in the sky. This is also the time for the Autumnal Equinox.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Astropod - Episode 15

Optimized for early September: The month of September will be more fruitful for observing as planets dance through the heavens in both the eastern and western skies.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Astropod - Episode 14

Optimized for Early August: Several notable celestial events that include the Perseid Meteor Shower and the conjunction of three planets.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Astropod - Episode 13

Optimized for July: Jupiter is easy to find about 10:00 pm....shining brilliantly in the southeastern sky. Jupiter is hanging out in the summer constellation of Sagittarius. Also, you don't want to miss Mars and Saturn and they are leaving the sky with Leo the Lion...a Spring constellation. Look for them as soon after twilight as you can over in the western sky.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Astropod - Episode 12

Optimized for the last half of June: Summer Solstice...formal beginning of summer is on June 20th at 7:59 PM EDT. What is the Summer Solstice, exactly?.....

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Astropod - Episode11

Optimized for the first half of June: Congratulations to the "Phoenix" mission to Mars on a successful landing! Viewing event late on the evening of June 15th - the Transit of Jupiter's big moon Ganymede.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Astropod - Episode 10

Optimized for the 2nd half of May - The Moon and the Planets are "moving" about...emphasis is on the Moon, Mercury, Mars and Saturn.