Stories By Becky Ramotowski

  • It's time for some bright, shiny bird watching Those satellites you spy flying by at night may be watching you, too
  • International Space Station passes are frequent sights this week and shouldn't interfere too much with your Olympic watching this weekend. Because it is so low, it's easy to frame it with interesting foreground objects to make the image more...
  • Constellations are bright and shining in February
  • Astronomy students made stellar discovery by accident
  • Saturn sits in an easy-to-find area in the constellation Libra. Libra is the tiny group of stars leading Scorpius across the morning sky. Since Saturn is brighter than the surrounding stars, it's a snap to pick out of the crowd. Since we're...
  • Great Orion Nebula, which looks like a mass of cosmic cotton candy, is visible with binoculars or a telescope
  • 12 things to look for in the skies in 2014
  • Make 'perihelion' your first sky-watching journal entry of the year
  • Venus, Saturn among simple-to-view dazzlers
  • Hail Orion on the longest night of the year
  • Handbook, red-light flashlight will equip amateur astronomers for nighttime discoveries
  • Stargazing is a stress-free alternative to shopping, binging on leftovers and football
  • The sky is full of intriguing sights that can be spotted with the naked eye
  • It doesn't take long to get the hang of picking comets out of starry backgrounds.
  • No moon in sight on Halloween night
  • Ringed planet will soon vanish from the evening sky
  • Space telescope, big, bright moon among the week's after-dark highlights
  • Keep an eye on the moon and Venus as they travel across the night sky
  • Trio of planets visible to the naked eye
  • Space telescope visible to naked eye early this week