1. The Sky for the Week of 4-21-19

    Happy Easter. The star Arcturus is very bright in the evening sky. But Sirius still brightly twinkles in the evening sky.  The Big Dipper is prominent in the sky this week. With the full moon last week, the night sky is still very bright. So the Lyrid meteor shower Monday night won't be very good. Happy viewing. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sky-at-a-glance/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-…Read More

  2. Happy Easter 2019

    Easter is finally here. So is the warmer weather. The following article is a great synopsis of Easter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter. Also, here is the weather forecast for this weekend. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/us-easter-weather-outlook-what-can-you-expect-in-your-area/70008007. Happy Easter.…Read More

  3. April’s Full Moon

    Here is a good article on how April's full moon earned the nickname of the pink moon. It has to do with the pink phlox flower. Happy viewing. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/pink-moon-explained-why-aprils-full-moon-wont-actually-look-pink/70007999…Read More

  4. Imaging a Black Hole

    Here is how the scientists got the first black hole photo. They used base line interferometry. This is a great application of physics. Science has many practical uses. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-blogs/how-does-very-long-baseline-interferometry-work/…Read More

  5. The Sky for the Week of 4-14-19

    Spring is here and there are many great stars in the sky. The two dog stars Sirius and Procyon are in vertical alignment this time of year. Also in the evening sky is the moon, which is getting much larger this week. The bright summer star Vega is starting to be visible in the evening sky. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-april-12-20/…Read More

  6. The First Picture of a Black Hole

    Science has achieved a another milestone. For the first time ever, scientists have captured a picture of a black hole event horizon. https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1112398/black-hole-first-image-picture-photo-event-horizon-telescope-release-live-updates-ESO…Read More

  7. Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

    The Japanese cherries are in bloom. It is a major tourist attraction in Japan. The flowers are beautiful. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-47870691/how-cherry-blossom-season-boosts-japan-s-economy…Read More

  8. The Sky for the Week of 4-7-19

    The spring sky has some great views this week. The spring star Arcturus is as high as the winter star Sirius in the evening sky, although they are on opposite ends of the sky. In the evening sky a small crescent moon is close to the planet Mars and the constellations of Taurus and the Pleiades. Enjoy the view. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sky-at-a-glance/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-apr…Read More

  9. April Showers

    We are having rain here in Lodi. It is a good way to start off spring. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/days-of-april-showers-to-dampen-northwest/70007853…Read More