heavenly skies

Heavenly Skies: View Uranus and Neptune – Our outer Jovian planets

Uranus and Neptune are large, gaseous, low-density, ice planets orbiting in the outer solar system. It is speculated that both planets exhibit internal structures similar to Jupite ...

Heavenly Skies: View Cygnus, ‘The Swan in the Summer Sky’

Did you know there is a graceful swan flying high above your head on summer nights? Our “fine feathered friend” is known as the constellation “Cygnus” (the ...

Heavenly Skies: Catch a glimpse of Venus, the Evening Star

Venus, Earth’s closest planetary neighbor, orbits the Sun at an average distance of about 0.72 Astronomical Units (67,000,000 mi) and completes an orbit every 224.65 days. Th ...

Heavenly Skies: Guidance for seeking the small bear, Ursa Minor

Ursa Minor is Latin for “smaller” or “little bear” and is one of the five circumpolar constellations in the northern sky. It is a smaller companion to the ...

Heavenly Skies: Pegasus the Winged-Horse dances across the constellations

What child doesn’t know and love the white winged-horse with magical powers? The winged-horse named Pegasus is one of the most commonly known creatures in Greek mythology.&nb ...

Heavenly Skies: Aquarius, bearing water across the heavens

Aquarius the water bearer is one of 14 constellations named after men and women. The best time to view it is in the fall, in the southern sky. In ancient times, when the sun passe ...