Tag Archives: occultation

Lunar occultation of Mars, December 7 and 8, 2022

by Bill Murray I wanted to alert those interested that there is a potentially spectacular observing event on the evening of Wed. Dec. 7th. On that evening:1. The Moon is full at 11:08 PM2. Mars is at opposition less than 2 … Continue reading

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Moon Occults Venus in the Daytime

by Michael Wright On December 7, 2015, a daytime occultation of Venus by the Moon was visible from most of North and Central America. I observed from my office parking lot at lunchtime using IS binoculars, but member Robert Vanderbei created … Continue reading

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The Dark Side Of The Universe

by Surabhi Agarwal What is the Universe made of? Observations suggest surprising results: not only most of the matter in the Universe is dark and unconventional but, more surprisingly, the major component of the Universe may be in the form … Continue reading

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Chasing Shadows for Planetary Science

by Michael Wright On March 20, 2014 at approximately 2:06 a.m. EDT the shadow of 163 Erigone cast by Regulus will race across the New York metropolitan area on its way to Ontario.  If skies are clear, observers within the … Continue reading

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