Eye On The Bay
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A bright star and a brighter planet are staging a beautiful encounter in the evening sky. They’re quite close together tonight, and will pass even closer over the next few nights.
Over the decades, when astronomers wanted a subject for testing new techniques for studying the stars, they frequently turned to Vega, the brightest star of Lyra, the harp.
Jupiter’s moon Europa is one of the most intriguing bodies in the solar system. Its icy crust appears to cover a global ocean that could be many miles deep.
Fog is in the forecast for July 4th, 2014, meaning spectacular fireworks displays will look like fireworks blobs up in the skies over certain parts of the Bay, depending on where they are in the fog belt. The fog usually moves in around 7 or 8:00 p.m., and fireworks shows are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. around the Bay.
Dozens of spacecraft are keeping their eyes and ears on the universe, and more are on the way. But it usually takes years from the time a mission is first proposed until it flies in space — and a lot of good candidates never make it.
There’s little doubt that the larger star in the system known as Eta Carinae will soon expire — and in spectacular fashion. But just how spectacular remains uncertain.
World Juggling Day, Livermore Rodeo, and Father’s Day ideas are just some of the 15 things, mostly free, that you can do in the Bay Area this week!
One hundred eighteen years ago, a team of draft horses labored up a hill west of Flagstaff, Arizona. Their cargo was a 32-foot steel telescope tube commissioned by astronomer Percival Lowell.
25,000 Converge On Shoreline Amphitheatre For LIVE 105’s Sold Out #BFD2014 With Foster The People, M.I.A.
Under a perfect blue sky, with pounding bass and screaming guitar and synth riffs filling the air, 25,000 people crowded the sold-out Shoreline Amphitheatre for LIVE 105’s annual alternative rock festival, BFD2014.