Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 27, 2018

Today in 1972 Mariner 9 ended its mission. This robotic spacecraft took images of 80 percent of the surface of Mars. The next spacecraft to go to Mars will be two rovers in the year 2020. Learn more about Mariner 9

Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 26, 2018

Venus reaches inferior conjunction today. This is when Venus passes between Earth and the sun. After this configuration, Venus will become visible in the eastern sky just before sunrise. Learn more about Venus.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 25, 2018

Image Credit: Mellowstorm CC BY-SA 3.0 Looking to the southwest around 3am you will see the bright winter star Sirius. This is the brightest star of the night sky as viewed from Earth! Learn more about Sirius.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 21, 2018

Image Credit: Brocken Inaglory CC BY-SA 3.0 Today the Orionid meteor shower peaks. The Orionids are one of two meteor showers associated with Comet 1P/Halley or Halley’s Comet. Learn more about the Orionids

Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 20, 2018

Today in 1963 Julie Payette was born. She was a member of the STS-96 space shuttle mission becoming the first Canadian to participate in construction of the International Space Station. Learn more about Julie Payette

Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 19, 2018

Many stars we see in the sky are multiple star systems consisting of at least 2 stars bound by gravity. Albireo is a double star found in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. Learn more about Cygnus the Swan