Stelliferous Star Blog

Spring Has Sprung for the Early Morning Skygazer

Posted on 3/18/2016 by Jessica Schubick

This March, and into April, as winter metamorphoses into spring, the early morning skies present a stunning opportunity to see a bright collection of stellar and solar system objects across the sky. This month also marks the passage of the half way point, the equinox, as we transition from long nights and short days to long days and short nights.

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Clusters, Clusters Everywhere!

Posted on 2/23/2016 by Jessica Schubick

The chilly skies of winter never disappoint. At this time of the year, our early evening sky points our view towards the Perseus arm of our Milky Way galaxy. Littered along its arms, the galaxy’s stellar nurseries have given birth to thousands and thousands of stars, revealed as star clusters stretching from the south eastern horizon across the sky to the north western horizon. Later, in the pre-dawn hours, all of the naked eye planets of our solar system continue to be visible before the glare of the rising sun obscures them from our view.

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Planet Nine: A Tale of Man, Math and Space

Posted on 2/18/2016 by Jessica Schubick

In January 2016, one hundred and seventy years after the discovery of Neptune, a new ninth planet, Planet Nine, may have been discovered. May have? The new planet has not been directly observed, yet. Cue mathematics.

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September 26, 2015

Posted on 9/26/2015 by Jessica Schubick

As the summer season draws to a close, those of us here in Florida begin looking forward to cooler and drier weather. Ironically, one of the most beautiful parts of the night time sky is also beginning its inevitable departure from our view just as the weather becomes more pleasant.

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Late July and August Skies by Howard Hochhalter

Posted on 7/28/2015 by Jessica Schubick

As we bring the exciting month of July to a close, we prepare for another month of dazzling celestial treats this August. The annual Perseid Meteor Shower will dominate the sky, but a few summer guests are easily found and add to the enrichment of the sky.

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