Articles From : macpuzl

  • July Sky and Space Station(s)

    On Monday, July 5, we are at aphelion, our most distant from the Sun for the year, about 3.4% farther away than we were at perihelion in January.

  • June ISS and Sky

    The International Space Station will be making some bright visible passes through our evening skies in the first week of June, June Gloom permitting.

  • End of May ISS

    The International Space Station will say goodbye to May with a long series of visible appearances in Santa Barbara’s evening skies, if the May Gray stays away.

  • The May Sky

    The International Space Station will be appearing in our evening skies from May 13 through June 6.

  • April Space Station and Sky

    The International Space Station will be making a few visible passes through Santa Barbara’s early April evening skies, weather permitting.

  • March Space Station and Stars

    The International Space Station will be making a few visible passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies in the next week, if the sky is clear.

  • February Space Station and Stars

    The International Space Station will be making a few visible passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies in early February, if the sky is clear.

  • January Space Station and Stars

    The International Space Station will be making a few visible evening passes through Santa Barbara’s skies in the next week, if the clouds are polite.

  • Moon Occults Venus

    Chuck shares a video of the Moon occulting the planet Venus at 1:17 PM PST from Santa Barbara.

  • The ISS and the Seven Sisters

    Chuck shares a shot of the International Space Station passing through the Pleiades from our point of view on Monday evening, just before it faded away into the Earth’s shadow. 

  • December ISS and Sky Happenings

    The International Space Station will be making a few visible passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies in early December.

  • November ISS

    The International Space Station will be making some good visible passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies during the last half of November.

  • Early Fall ISS, Mars, and Stars

    The International Space Station will be making visible passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies this weekend.

  • Equinox Space Station

    The International Space Station will be making evening passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies for the week leading up to the Autumnal Equinox.

  • Midsummer Space Station and August Sights

    The International Space Station will be making evening passes through Santa Barbara’s skies from now into the first week of August.

  • Summer Space Station

    The International Space Station will make some nicely visible evening passes through Santa Barbara’s skies over the next week.

  • End of Spring ISS

    The International Space Station will make a long series of visible evening passes through Santa Barbara’s skies for the next two weeks.

  • ISS for Mid-May

    The International Space Station will make several visible evening passes through Santa Barbara’s skies over the next week.

  • Citizen Science During the Pandemic

    Chuck shares a citizen science activity to keep you busy during the pandemic, observing asteroid occultations for IOTA.

  • A Telescopic Stroll Through The Mid-April Sky

    The evening sky of Wednesday, April 15 was temperate, clear, dark, and steady. Conditions were great for a leisurely telescopic stroll through the mid-April sky.

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