At least 14 stars could one day pass relatively close by Earth
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | January 11, 2017 10:49 am
There are some 14 stars that may come dangerously close to Earth, but the good news is that that may not happen for at least 240,000 years or so.
Light it up: 2017 skies open up with meteors and a comet
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | January 2, 2017 6:09 pm
Look to the northern skies tonight and into early Tuesday morning for one of the most amazing meteor showers of the year. The Quadrantid meteor shower will put on one of the year’s best shows, if you know just where to look and have clear skies.
See this three times: Betelgeuse star to be visible in Arizona’s winter skies
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | December 27, 2016 12:36 pm
It’s closer to the holiday season than Halloween, but a famous star called Betelgeuse will be visible in Arizona’s chilly skies.
Winter solstice is here: Wednesday marks shortest daylight of year in Arizona
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | December 20, 2016 3:36 pm
Wednesday will be the shortest period of daylight in Arizona of the year — because of the winter solstice, we’ll get less than 10 hours of sunlight.
Skywatchers get double treat with supermoon, meteor shower on Tuesday night
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | December 13, 2016 1:56 pm
Two heavenly events will happen Tuesday — a supermoon and the annual Geminid meteor shower — meaning skywatchers are in for an eyeful.
NASA planning to move Cassini spacecraft toward outer rings of Saturn
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | December 6, 2016 3:30 pm
NASA is planning to have its Cassini spacecraft close in on the outer edges of Saturn’s rings and make 20 passes through April 2017.
December’s night skies will set great tone for 2017
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | November 29, 2016 5:42 am
You are a few moments from experiencing beautiful skies for yourself by simply heading outdoors because December marks two major sky events!
NASA may go back to the moon during Donald Trump’s presidency
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | November 22, 2016 4:39 pm
NASA may be changing its direction in the heavens and could attempt to go back to the moon during Donald Trump’s administration!
Scientists exploring possible link between supermoon, earthquakes
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | November 16, 2016 5:05 am
During the recent supermoon, many in the scientific community were reviewing events to explore a possible connection between lunar perigee and earthquakes.
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | January 17, 2017 2:46 pmRemembering astronaut legend Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon