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”.
Like a herald announcing the approach of a king, the planet Saturn leads the full Moon across the sky tonight.
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.
Franco Finn talks to the stars of “Star-Crossed” in Anaheim at the annual Wondercon…
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 […]
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.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Alicia Keys and others voiced support for the Supreme Court’s decisions on DOMA and California’s Proposition 8…
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.
Stargazers and space enthusiasts could have a chance to see the International Space Station in the skies above the Bay Area Tuesday Night.
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?