There are no more public nights in 2014. Check back in 2015 for next years schedule.
Sadly, the Partial Solar Eclipse on October 23rd was totally clouded out here in Milwaukee. We will not get another chance at a solar eclipse until August 21, 2017. But consider some planning for that one. The total eclipse path goes relatively nearby (as close as Missouri). Click here to see the path.
Geminid Meteor Shower is now going and peaks on Dec. 14-15.
Jupiter has returned! It`s in the East rising at 11:30PM.
Venus is now too close to the sun to be seen. It will return to the evening sky in January.
Uranus is in the early evening sky, but you`ll need binoculars or a telescope. Here are two images by members Tamas Kriska & Lee Keith:
See more sky updates:
S&T: This Weeks Sky At A Glance
Astronomy Mag: The Sky This Week
Think astronomical imaging is a simple process of just aiming the
telescope, hitting the shutter on the camera, and presto: a
picture? Here's a good example to show it just ain't so. This is an image of the Helix Nebula sometimes referred to as the Eye Of God
Nebula, by MAS member Dennis
Roscoe. He used his TOA-130F, f/5.3 refractor, STF-8300M
camera, and. 5nm NB Filters. This final image was formed by merging
16 30-minute exposures.
Click here to see
this and other MAS member images in our Showcase.
Partial Solar Eclipse
on Oct. 23th was obscured in the Milwaukee area because of
clouds. Our next chance will happen on Aug. 21, 2017. That one will
be a total eclipse if you're willing to drive a bit. The path of
totality goes through southern Illinois and Missouri! It's not too
early to start planning.
Click here for details.
See previous articles from the MAS front page in the Article Archive.