Graphic from Sky Safari showing the constellation cancer with the first quarter moon by the beehive open cluster

Moon is all a buzz

April 27, 2023

Grab your binoculars and catch the first-quarter Moon hovering above the Beehive cluster tonight. Graphic credit: SkySafari app

Graphic from Sky Safari showing the Lyrid meteor shower radiant in the sky

Lyrid Meteor shower

April 22, 2023

Make a plan to watch the Lyrid Meteor shower in the wee hours of April 23rd. Best time to view the shower will be between 2-4am Sunday morning when the radiant (between Lyra and Hercules) is highest in the sky. Read more from NASA about the meteor shower. Graphic credit:...

Graphic from Stellarium showing the southwestern horizon with trees and Venus and the Pleiades cluster

Venus and Pleiades

April 10, 2023

Look to the west after sunset both tonight and tomorrow evening to spot the extremely bright planet Venus next to the Pleiades cluster. Graphic credit: SkySafari app

Photo or phlox flowers with a rising full moon in distance

Full Moon during Springtime

April 6, 2023

Watch the Pink Moon rise tonight! Is it really pink? Nope, but typically the full Moon in April is called the Pink Moon, because of the beautiful phlox or moss pink plant that blooms early in spring. Graphic credit: SkySafari app

Graphic from Stellarium showing the western horizon with Mars, Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Mercury

Celestial Challenge

March 27, 2023

Up for a challenge? After sunset, try to spot these 5 celestial objects with your unaided eye. Let us know how you did! Graphic credit: Stellarium

Graphic of the waxing crescent moon in the sky with the Pleiades

Moon & Pleiades

March 25, 2023

The Moon and the Pleiades form a pretty pair tonight! Graphic credit: SkySafari app

Photo of green plant shoots coming up from the ground and backlit by the sun

Spring Equinox

March 20, 2023

Spring is here! The Sun is directly over the equator, rising due east and setting due west. We’ll experience an equal amount of daylight and nighttime today. Tomorrow, the days will get progressively longer as we approach the summer solstice.

Graphic with tulips against a starry night sky with text Colorado Skies: The Spring Equinox 3/19 at 1pm

Celebrate the Spring Equinox

March 19, 2023

The spring equinox falls on March 20th this year. Celebrate by joining us for our Colorado Skies talk on Sunday, March 19th. We'll explore the spring constellations and let you know what celestial beauties are visible.

Graphic from SkySafari with a snowy mountain along the horizon and Venus and Jupiter very close together in the upper left

Conjunction Alert

Feb. 28, 2023

Watch Venus and Jupiter the next few evenings! They'll be closest on Wednesday, March 1st (less than a full moon width apart). Look to the west shortly after sunset and before they set behind the mountains. Graphic credit: SkySafari app

Graphic from SkySafari showing the horizon with the crescent Moon then Venus above and Jupiter higher above Venus

Western Sky Dazzles

Feb. 21, 2023

Look to the west at sunset to see the seriously thin waxing crescent Moon below sparkly Venus and Jupiter. The SkySafari app shows Neptune to the right of the Moon, but it’ll be tough to pick out in the midst of the glow of sunset. Graphic credit: SkySafari app