1. The Sky this Week

    Here is what is good in the sky this week. Saturn is below the horns of the moon. The constellation of Cassiopeia is back and is great. It is located in the northeastern sky. Also Arcturus marks "the Ghost of Summer Suns", this is the place and time where the sun stood at the height of summer. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-october-20-28/.…Read More

  2. Upcoming Meteor Shower

    The Orionid meteor shower is coming up on Friday. They are a good fall meteor shower. The meteors are from the remains of Haley's Comet. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/orionid-meteor-shower-friday-night-to-bring-excellent-viewing-conditions-in-eastern-us/70003043…Read More

  3. Fall Constellations

    Here is a good summary of the prominent constellations in the fall sky. Cassiopeia and Ursa Major of are particularly noteworthy. These represent the queen of heaven and the bear. http://www.espsciencetime.org/student_life.cfm?subpage=295167.…Read More

  4. The Sky for the Week of October 15, 2017

    We have many things to see in the sky this week. Regulus will reappear from behind the moon. Also, we have a new moon later this week so that will make for very dark viewing conditions. The star Deneb has replaced Vega as the zenith star after sundown. Uranus and Neptune are also visible. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-october-13-21/…Read More

  5. Much Needed Rain

    We are about to get some much needed rain later this week. It has been very dry here. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/wildfire-ravaged-california-awaits-rain-cooler-air-late-this-week/70003013.…Read More

  6. Fall Weather

    We are having beautiful fall weather. Temperatures are below normal. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/storms-chilly-air-to-sweep-across-northwestern-us-through-late-week/70002951. Lodi is on the edge of the chilly air mentioned in the above link.…Read More

  7. Exo-Moon

    A moon may have been discovered in another solar system. If true, this is the first such discovery. http://www.astronomy.com/news/2016/12/possible-first-exomoon.…Read More

  8. Canis Major

    Canis Major is the constellation of the dog. It contains Sirius, which is the brightest star in the night sky. In ancient times it was identified with the Egyptian goddess Isis. https://www.gaia.com/article/star-sirius-and-egypt. Later, it was identified with dogs, hence it current name. http://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/canis-major-constellation/.…Read More

  9. The Sky for This Week

    This week, the constellation Aries is close to the moon. One of the stars in Aries is Hamal and can be identified by being orange. Venus continues to light up the predawn sky. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-october-6-14/.…Read More