stargazing

Winter, the perfect time for stargazing

Have you ever noticed how the winter night sky seems extra dark and clear? The autumn season is rolling toward winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, making this is the best time of year to get out and look up at the stars.

The cold sky seems at its most transparent at the wintertime. The sky appears inky, and the stars shine so bright that you can actually see their colors.

Every star is not just plain, boring white. (more…)

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Look up, or rather, look out

The universe surrounds us.

We forget sometimes that we are finite creatures on a tiny speck of a planet, hurtling around an average star on the far-flung arm of a spiral galaxy.

Let that sink in for a moment.

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Stargazing for the Soul: How sky-watching can relax your weary mind

Stars and planets fill our night sky, yet many of us never take the time to observe them. Simply looking at the vast expanse of the universe can open up your perception of reality and calm your soul.

How many times have you been outside at night and never took a moment to look up? In a hurry to get to this place or that, or simply to call the cat in for the evening, most of us do not consider the sky at night. We have our attentions focused (more…)