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 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

Graphic from Stellarium showing the Moon between the Hyades cluster and the Pleiades

The Moon between Clusters

March 8, 2022

Tonight the waxing crescent Moon is framed by Taurus’s famed Hyades cluster on the left and the Pleiades cluster on the right. Follow the ecliptic down from the Moon to spot ice-giant (and yes, a gassy planet with an atmosphere comprised of Hydrogen, Helium and Methane) Uranus through a telescope...

Graphic from Sky & Telescope magazine showing the southeastern horizon with Venus, Mars and Mercury close to constellation of Sagittarius

Rocky Planets - Our Favorites!

Feb. 5, 2022

We LOVE rocky planets! Especially, our Earth! Grab your binos to see all of the solar system’s terrestrial gems Saturday, February 5th about 30 minutes before sunrise. Binos are optional for Earth, of course. Want to know more? Check out Sky & Telescope 's weekly article This Week at a...