Canton, NY, Jan 08, 2013 — Clear nights in the forecast, and the waning crescent Moon make for a great opportunity to bundle up and get outside for some sky-watching.
St. Lawrence University physics professor Aileen O'Donoghue tells Martha Foley that Jupiter and Saturn are high and bright in the sky these days. Aileen's advice: bring good binoculars because there's a good chance you could see Jupiter's famous moons.
And she has news for later this winter, too. There are two comets on our way. Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Dec 06, 2012 — Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss cosmic rays. While many people may think cosmic rays only affect astronauts or satellites--objects in space--computers and other electronic equipment on Earth can be affected too. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Dec 04, 2012 — Aileen O'Donoghue, who teaches astronomy and physics at St. Lawrence University, loves this time of year, when the sun sets early and rises late. She shares her enthusiasm with Martha Foley, and talks about some of the events of the ext couple of weeks.
The waning crescent moon meets Spica, Saturn and Mercury at sunrise in the next few days. And a winter meteor shower, the Geminids, peaks Dec.13. And then, there's the winter solstice coming up Dec. 21. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Nov 06, 2012 — Planets are on the move in in the mornings, in both the eastern and western skies. Astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue sketched the scenes in conversation with Martha Foley Tuesday... Go to full article
Sep 18, 2012 — Unfortunately, Aileen O'Donoghue is home sick, so she can't share her thoughts on the upcoming Equinox, this Saturday at 10:45am. However, O'Donoghue did ask listeners to... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Jul 31, 2012 — Astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue stopped by the studios this morning with an update on stars and planets to watch for this summer. Venus has risen in the morning sky. Mars,... Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Jun 21, 2012 — The Greeks called them "The Seven Sisters," but a look at the Subaru logo shows the Japanese saw them differently. This familiar star cluster constellation actually contains... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Jun 06, 2012 — Yesterday evening Venus made its last journey across the face of the sun, as seen from Earth, until the year 2117. People of all ages covered the southeast corner of the St.... Go to full article