StarDate: Moon, Venus, and Meteors

The hours between midnight and dawn tonight offer skywatchers both promise and potential. StarDate promises a beautiful encounter between the moon and the “morning star”.



StarDate 5/14/2014: Moon And Saturn

Like a herald announcing the approach of a king, the planet Saturn leads the full Moon across the sky tonight.



StarDate 4/23/2014: Time Bombs In The Evening Sky

Several ticking time bombs are in view as darkness falls this evening. The list includes most of the bright stars of Orion, which is low in the west: orange Betelgeuse, the three stars of Orion’s Belt below it, and Rigel below the belt.


Aimee Teegarden as Emery and Matt Lanter as Roman (credit: Mathieu Young/The CW)

Cast & Crew of KBCW’s ‘Star-Crossed’ Visits Wondercon 2014

Franco Finn talks to the stars of “Star-Crossed” in Anaheim at the annual Wondercon…



StarDate 4/17/2014: Moon And The Scorpion

FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS McDONALD OBSERVATORY, AS HEARD ON KCBS RADIO WEEKDAYS @ 9:52 A.M., 7:35 P.M. & 2:52 A.M. STARDATE 4/17/2014:  The heart of the scorpion is doomed. Sometime within the next million years or […]



When Is The Next Blood Moon? October 8th Date For Rare Lunar Eclipse ‘Tetrad’

After dazzling sky watchers Monday night, get ready for round two. Set your calendar for October 8th, when the second total lunar eclipse in this “Blood Moon” tetrad occurs, but this one is for super early risers, or serious night owls. The full eclipse will occur at 3:55 a.m. over the San Francisco – San Jose – Oakland area.


In To Be Out: Gay Celebrities

Stars React To Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Rulings

Leonardo DiCaprio, Alicia Keys and others voiced support for the Supreme Court’s decisions on DOMA and California’s Proposition 8…


Dallas Stars v San Jose Sharks

Sharks Pass Stars In Playoff Race With 3-0 Win

With a fast start against a tired Dallas team, the San Jose Sharks took temporary possession of one of those coveted playoff spots while leaving the Stars on the outside looking in for now.


International Space Station

International Space Station To Be Visible Above Bay Area

Stargazers and space enthusiasts could have a chance to see the International Space Station in the skies above the Bay Area Tuesday Night.



Good Question: Are There More Stars Than Grains Of Sand?

It’s a math problem that has intrigued a Bay Area astronomer for years. In this Good Question: Are there more stars in the universe than grains of sand on Earth?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/09/2010



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