Summer Triangle
Night Sky

The Night Sky This Month: June 2018

May 28, 2018 James Miller 0

The summer solstice occurs on June 21st, which is the longest day of the year and officially marks the start of summer in the northern hemisphere. Although visible throughout a good part of the year, […]

Star Facts: Alphard
Stars

Star Facts: Alphard

May 12, 2018 James Miller 0

Alphard (Alpha Hydrae) is an orange-colored star that has an apparent visual magnitude of +2.0, making it the brightest star in Hydra, the largest of the 88 recognized constellations. Alphard is at the midway point […]