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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
A Perseid meteor streaks across Springfield, Vermont's early morning sky. (photo: Sky and Telescope)
A Perseid meteor streaks across Springfield, Vermont's early morning sky. (photo: Sky and Telescope)

The night sky during the "Dog Days of Summer"

On clear nights, there's always something to see when you look up. St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue joins Todd Moe in the studio to talk about what's up in the night sky during the Dog Days of Summer. Venus is a bright evening star, while Jupiter is the brightest star-like point in the morning sky.  Go to full article
Moon and planets, 9 pm
Moon and planets, 9 pm

Solstice, planets and more in the night sky

The summer solstice isn't until next Monday, but the earliest sunrise of the year was this morning, and the latest sunset isn't until later this month. St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue shared these fun facts, and talked about how the crescent moon will be a good guide to Venus, Mars, Saturn and the star, Spica, over the next few days when she visited our studios this morning.
(Ooops! Aileen says it's a waning crescent Moon near Jupiter on July 3 and 4...not a gibbous Moon.)  Go to full article

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