Astronomy Fact of the Day: February 09, 2018

The planet Venus is starting to climb out of the Sun’s glare on its way to an evening apparition that lasts most of 2018. Our first glimpse of the bright planet will come near the end of February.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: February 06, 2018

On this date in 1473, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Poland. From his observations, Copernicus believed that all the planets orbited the Sun. This became known as the Heliocentric Theory of the solar system.