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Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn — Another Chance!

Yesterday, the Gods of the Clouds denied our view of the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, but tonight, we may or may not get a second chance! The usual, dueling weather forecasts of Maine say that the clouds will clear, possibly soon enough to see the conjunction before it sets at 6:20pm (but, remember, . . . → Read More: Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn — Another Chance!

Near Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

Colin called me just a few minutes ago, saying that through the windshield of his car, he had a beautiful view of the near conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. At the actual moment of official “conjunction” just a few days from now (on Monday, December 21st), Jupiter and Saturn will not appear to be a . . . → Read More: Near Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

Maine CDC, Star Parties, and Covid-19

Maine Center for Disease Control has asked CMAS to match what is requested of astronomy clubs, planetariums, and observatories nationwide, by continuing to not host its traditional star parties, due to the risks inherent when people share eyepieces. I call CDC occasionally, to stay up-to-date and to separate any personal concerns I may have about . . . → Read More: Maine CDC, Star Parties, and Covid-19