Dr. Sky flies on SOFIA, a telescope-equipped plane used to study space
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | March 21, 2017 10:58 am
I had the chance to fly on SOFIA, a plane equipped with a 100-inch telescope that is used to study space, and it was an amazing experience!
Arizonans can catch a glimpse of famous star Canopus over next couple weeks
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | March 14, 2017 2:31 pm
Arizona observers have a chance to see one of the most amazing stars! The second-brightest in the sky, Canopus, puts on a great show for us here in Arizona.
March is a perfect time to spot planets, Milky Way in Arizona skies
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | March 7, 2017 11:56 am
March is one of the best month’s to observe our Arizona skies with warmer daytime temperatures but nights that still stay cool.
Comet Encke to be visible next month in Arizona skies
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | February 28, 2017 6:25 am
Comet Encke — also known as Comet 2P — is the second-most famous periodic comet after Halley’s Comet and will be close to the sun on March 10.
What do astronomers believe Planet 9 looks like?
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | February 21, 2017 7:28 am
Evidence has been building of a huge planet, known to astronomers only as Planet 9, which may be lurking at the outer regions of the solar system.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft makes close flyby of Jupiter
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | February 14, 2017 1:20 pm
On a recent flyby of the Jupiter, the NASA spacecraft Juno caught some amazing images of the Jovian South Pole, a feature-rich region.
Penumbral eclipse to be visible in Arizona sky on Friday evening
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | February 7, 2017 10:06 am
With the mild Arizona weather this week, you’ll have a chance to view a penumbral lunar eclipse on Friday evening.
An asteroid came within 32,000 miles of Earth on Sunday
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | January 31, 2017 12:54 pm
As we were going about our business on Sunday, a small asteroid known as 2017 BH30 — which is the size of a small truck — passed by Earth.
Jupiter and its 67 moons are pretty amazing, Europa could support life
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | January 24, 2017 12:11 pm
Jupiter has 67 known moons — the most of any planet in the solar system — and more are expected to be discovered by the Juno spacecraft.
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | March 28, 2017 9:37 amGet ready for the Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017