Monthly Archives: August 2017

Totality memoirs and late summer skies

My brain is still processing my 4th total eclipse experience as I traveled from Maine to Idaho for the celestial event on August 21st.  Back here my two grad students Alex and Andrew held down the fort at Emera Astronomy Center and had over 900 visitors for the partial eclipse here in our state.  It […]

7,6,5 – countdown to the Solar Eclipse, plus a seagoat in your night sky

We are only week and counting as I post this today (Monday, Aug 14) for Solar Eclipse on August 21st.  This is an event you want to make sure to see.  Along with the eclipse we have planets and a seagoat in our evening skies.  Here is your guide to the sky for August 14 […]

Amazing Eclipses and Family Safety

This year on August 21st the lower continental United States will experience a solar eclipse, which is one of the most spectacular sights in all of nature.  It is a great family activity with many options for safe viewing.  Where you are on eclipse day will determine what you see, so let’s explore this topic […]

Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse in Europe, and the Perseid Meteor Shower This week we have a Full Moon, and a Lunar Eclipse (not visible here in the US) signaling the upcoming Solar Eclipse on August 21st.  The Perseid Meteor shower reaches it peak rates on Saturday morning before sunrise, and there is much more to […]