Ray Sanders is currently studying astrophysics at Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration. He is currently researching variable stars, and volunteers at ASU’s “Astronomy Open House”. You can read more of Ray’s work at his “Dear Astronomer” blog.
This summer should provide great opportunities for stargazers to view planets, meteor showers, the transit of Venus, and for some, the annular solar eclipse. Check out these highlights of what you can look forward to this summer.
The warm days and cool evenings of fall are giving way to cold days and colder nights. For many amateur astronomers, observing during winter is a bit of a challenge - clouds, dew, ice, and of course, the cold.