Behold, directly overhead, a certain strange star was suddenly seen...
Amazed, and as if astonished and stupefied, I stood still.

— Tycho Brahe

Kevin's blog

LUNAR ECLIPSE

Lunar EclipseHere is my article about the upcoming lunar eclipse on April 15:

Quadrantid Meteor Shower

I think the upcoming Quadrantid Meteor Shower is getting a bit "overhyped" as the best of the year or strongest shower...

Northern Lights?

Media and social media are filled with alerts that the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) will be visible. This unfortunately could be just a tempest in a teapot.

Although its flattering when the media actually pays attention to the sky, rather than whatever garbage is happening on reality TV shows, one wishes they could excerise some restraint.

Comet Panstarrs

Members of NJAG finally got a chance to see Comet Panstarrs last night (Mar. 13) from Montclair State.

 

Quadrantids


The Quadtrantid Meteor Shower comes to a peak this week - morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 3. 

Where can I view the Geminids?

We are getting a lot of questions about where people can go to view the Geminids.

We do have our regularly scheduled Telescope Night on Thursday, Dec 13 (Cleck on "Events" above) - the shower will be underway at that point so you might catch a few early ones.

TRANSIT OF VENUS

The upcoming Transit of Venus is getting a lot of press - if you are looking to purchase a solar filter or "eclipse shades" to view the event you are unfortunately too late and out of luck. All the vendors we've seen are sold out or backlogged until after the transit (largely due to the big solar eclipse that was visible out west a few weeks ago).

A Close Call

A small asteroid will skim past Earth on Monday:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/124430479.html

Winter Solstice Eclipse

A Total Lunar Eclipse will occur on the morning of Tuesday,  December 21, 2010 from 1:33 am to 5:01 am.

For more info see the Newark Museum' Blog

Cool Astronomy News

Lots of cool astronomy news coming out of Washington this week!

See: NASA at AAS