Astronomy Fact of the Day: March 13, 2018

William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus on this date in 1781. Originally Herschel wanted to call this planet Georgian Sidus, “George’s star” in honor of England’s King George III.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: March 12, 2018

Everyday about 60 tons of meteor dust falls to Earth. Some microscopic meteorites may even be collecting on your roof. Run a magnet on the ground near your gutters down spout and you may find a few.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: March 11, 2018

Look to the southwest around 9pm and you will see six bright stars that form the winter circle. The bright star on the bottom is called Sirius which is the brightest star in the night sky.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: March 08, 2018

Earth is the only planet we know that can support liquid water on its surface. There are also two moons thought to have liquid water under their frozen surface. These are Europa and Enceladus.