Graphic from Stellarium showing Jupiter and Mars touching and Venus to the lower left and Saturn to the upper right

Jupiter and Mars conjunction

May 29, 2022

Catch the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus about a month ago? You're in for a treat again on Sunday, May 29th before dawn when Mars joins the action, along with Jupiter. The two planets are slightly more than 1/2 degree apart (1 full moon width). Saturn and Venus are still...

Diagram of the eclipse showing the entire duration of the moon's path through the earth's shadow

Total Lunar Eclipse

May 15, 2022

Watch a Total Lunar Eclipse on May 15th when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up to create this magnificent sight! The duration of the eclipse, from start to finish, will be almost 5 hours. Totality will last 1 hour, 24 minutes, 52 seconds. Here are more details: Moonrise: May...

Graphic showing different birds with stars and lines that look like constellations against a blue background

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day!

May 14, 2022

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on May 14th by dimming or turning off your lights at nighttime! Learn more about the impact of light pollution on migratory birds and other species, plus what organizations and people are doing to help. Interactive Audubon Migratory Bird Initiative Map Dim the Lights for...

Graphic from Stellarium showing Jupiter and Venus in eastern sky inset shows the view through a telescope

Brightest Planets

April 30, 2022

On April 30th, shortly before dawn, grab your telescope to see the 2 brightest planets — Jupiter and Venus, in the same field of view! These brilliant planets are less than 1/2 degree apart (1 full moon width). Graphic credit: Stellarium

Graphic from meteorshowers.org of solar system and comet orbit along with an inset of the constellation lyra and the radiant

Lyrid meteor shower

April 21, 2022

Celebrate springtime with the Lyrid meteor shower! No equipment or experience necessary. Just find a dark sky, bring a buddy & dress warm. The best times to view the meteor shower will be: Thursday night - 11pm until moonrise at approximately 2am Friday night - 11pm until moonrise at approximately...

Graphic from Stellarium showing the four planets (Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn) in a line in the east

Four Planets in Line

April 15, 2022

Early risers on Saturday morning will be treated to a line of 4 planets 45 minutes before sunrise. And, night owls can watch the Full Moon all night long, rising at sunset and setting at dawn on Sunday. There’s always something to enjoy! Graphic credit: Stellarium

Graphic from Stellarium showing Venus, Saturn and Mars in the early morning sky

Triangle of Planets at Dawn

March 25, 2022

Check out a compact triangle of planets rising in the east tomorrow morning shortly before dawn (6:15am MDT). Venus will be the brightest planet visible. Dimmer Saturn will be to the lower left and reddish Mars off to the right. Graphic credit: Stellarium

Photo of purple crocuses in the snow

The Spring Equinox

March 20, 2022

Celebrate the Spring Equinox at Fiske with a Colorado Skies talk on March 20 at 1pm! Learn more about why the Sun rises due east and sets due west on the equinoxes, plus why day and night are approximately equal in length. We'll also explore the spring constellations and let...

Photo of a full moon rising amidst the clouds in March 2020

Full Moon

March 17, 2022

Watch the last full Moon of the winter season rise in the east tonight at about 7:45pm MDT. Send us your pictures ! Photo credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

Graphic from Stellarium showing the Moon in the constellation of Leo the lion

Moon in Leo

March 15, 2022

The waxing gibbous Moon will be your guide this evening for spotting the spring constellation of Leo. The lion rises earlier every evening revealing that spring is almost here. Graphic credit: Stellarium

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