1. Taurus the Bull

    Taurus the bull is probably one of the oldest identified constellations and is depicted in the Lascaux caves in France. In Babylonian mythology it is Taurus the bull who sent by Ishtar to kill Gilgamesh (the constellation of Orion). It is representative of the power of the spring season. The constellation contains the famous star, Aldebaran. http://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/ta…Read More

  2. The Sky for the Week of July 24

    The summer sky has many great treats such as Mercury in the early evening sky. Venus is also nice in the predawn sky. The star Spica shines brightly in the evening. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-july-21-29/.…Read More

  3. Aries the Ram

    Here is an excellent article on the constellation of Aries. The mythology behind Aries is interesting. He is the ram, farmer, and signifies the beginning of spring and the rebirth of the earth. Also, in Greek mythology, Aries is associated with the story of the golden fleece.  The constellation has been known since antiquity. Literature, including mythology, is very important to us here at Athena…Read More

  4. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

    Here are some new beautiful pictures of Jupiter's great red spot. These where taken by the NASA Juno spacecraft. It is a gigantic phenomenon at 1.3 Earth diameters. http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/07/juno-great-red-spot.…Read More

  5. Hale-Bopp Comet Photos

    Here are some nice photos of the Hale-Bopp comet. They where taken around the world. It is a very nice comet. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/stargazers-corner/comet-hale-bopps-ancient-spectacle/. Enjoy the view.…Read More

  6. The July Sky for This Week

    There are some great stars and constellations, out in the night sky this week. These include the star Regulus and the constellation of Cassiopeia. The moon and Venus is nice this week as well. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-july-14-22/…Read More

  7. Happy Dog Days of Summer

    The old phase of the dog days of summer is a stellar reference to the star Sirius. The Greeks and Romans saw Sirius as the dog star. It marks the hottest time of year, in the northern hemisphere. The Egyptians referred to it as the Nile star, which indicated that the Nile river was about to flood. These floods, renewed the fertility of the land. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/dog-days…Read More

  8. Manhattanhenge Again

    In New York City the sun aligns with certain streets four times a year. Tomorrow is the last day for this year. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/what-is-new-yorks-famous-manhattanhenge/70002177. It is a glorious sight.…Read More

  9. The Sky with a Full Moon

    Here is a great article on observing the night sky, that has a full moon in it. It is our nearest neighbor and because of this, makes the night sky very bright. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/11-easy-sights-for-full-moon-nights/. Enjoy the view.…Read More

  10. Another Close Planet

    Another planet may have been discovered in the closest solar system (Proxima Centauri b) to our own. This was done using math and physics. If it is there, it is a large rocky planet. http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/07/nearest-planet-sister-world.…Read More