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Summer solstice sunset at Stonehenge. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/houseofcards/1361466718/">Alex Clark</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Summer solstice sunset at Stonehenge. Photo: Alex Clark, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

In the summer night sky: Solstice, aphelion, planets and skywatching events

The Summer Solstice is this Saturday, and there's plenty to see in the summer night sky. St. Lawrence University astronomer Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue joins Todd Moe for a chat about the start of summer and a great season to view various planets in the pre-dawn and dusk skies.  Go to full article

Astrology book urges youngsters to look up at the night sky

A Canton author has written a new book exploring the basic fundamentals of the zodiac. "In the Night Sky" is a guide for young readers to understand the night sky, the constellations and astrology through trivia, puzzles and stories. Todd Moe spoke with author Rayne Storm.

Rayne Storm will sign copies of her new book this Saturday, 1-3 pm, at the Brewer Bookstore in Canton.  Go to full article
A Perseid meteor exploding over Leuven, Belgium last night. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/88100135@N02/9496788419">Tom Davidson</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A Perseid meteor exploding over Leuven, Belgium last night. Photo: Tom Davidson, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Catch a glimpse of falling stars: the Perseid meteor shower

St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue turns our attention to the wonders of the night sky, including the peak week of the Perseid meteor shower.

Also, look for Venus near the horizon at sunset, with Saturn to its left. The moon will be in Scorpio tonight, and in the morning, look for Jupiter next to Orion in Gemini.  Go to full article
The night sky looking south from Canton tonight
The night sky looking south from Canton tonight

Watching the late summer sky

A blue moon, Venus, Jupiter and watching the summer stars -- Todd Moe talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue.  Go to full article
Using parallax to measure stellar distance
Using parallax to measure stellar distance

Natural Selections: stellar distances

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about stars and the very clever ways we can tell their distance from the earth.  Go to full article
Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue
Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue

News from the solar system

St. Lawrence University physics professor Aileen O'Donoghue shared news of big events in the solar system in conversation with Martha Foley this morning. She explained how a solar eclipse can begin on May 21st and end on May 20th; Mars is on the move, and we'll have a once-in-a-century chance to see Venus "transit" in front of the Sun on June 5.  Go to full article
Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue
Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue

The night sky: sun cycle is rising

St. Lawrence University physicist and astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue was in the studio this morning, with a heads-up on the night sky.

She gave Martha Foley the latest on where the planets are, and the news that the sun cycle is building, with more sunspots and more northern lights expected in the rest of the year.  Go to full article

A summer sky of stars

Next Tuesday's solstice is usually taken as the beginning of summer in our region. The days are at their longest, but the short nights still remain awash with bright stars and planets. Todd Moe talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about the Summer Solstice, Saturn and the early summer night sky.  Go to full article

What's up in the spring night sky

It's the last week of winter and a great time to look up. St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue has some tips for what to look for in the spring night sky -- a full "Snow" moon this Saturday, the rapid lengthening of the days and Saturn rising as the sun sets.  Go to full article

Wonders of the autumn night sky

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about autumn and the night sky. The fall equinox occurs Wednesday night and as the summer night sky draws to a close, there are still some brilliant cosmic objects to lure skywatchers.  Go to full article

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