Astronomy Fact of the Day: December 20, 2018

Image Credits: SLW http://foothillsfancies.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/winters-in-southern-sky.html Image Credits: Richard Bosman. http://www.tandempress.wisc.edu/artists/bosman/archive/canis.html If you look low to the south and southeast two bright stars will be rising. The brightest is Sirius the Dog Star and the other is Procyon. Sirius is in Canis Major and Procyon is in Canis Minor. Learn more about the Canis Minor and Canis… Continue reading

Astronomy Fact of the Day: December 19, 2018

Today in 1972 the Apollo 17 crew returned to Earth splashing down in the South Pacific Ocean. Apollo 17 would be the last mission to send humans to the moon. Learn more about the Apollo 17 mission

Astronomy Fact of the Day: December 17, 2018

On this date in 1903 the Wright Brothers made history with the first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This first flight led the way to modern day spaceflight. Learn more about the Wright Brothers.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: December 15, 2018

Today in 1970 the Soviet mission Venera 7 landed on Venus. It first took atmospheric readings before landing on the surface. This mission confirmed that humans could not survive on Venus. Learn more about Venus.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: December 14, 2018

On this date in 1546, Tycho Brahe was born. The observations made by this astronomer helped support a sun centered model of the solar system. During his life Brahe cataloged over 1000 stars. Learn more about Tycho Brahe.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: December 13, 2018

Image by: Asim Patel [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons The Geminid meteor shower peaks tomorrow. This is one of the best meteor showers each year producing roughly 120 meteors per hour at their peak. Your best chance to see them will be tonight into tomorrow morning. Learn more about the Geminids.