Events

Venus at maximum elongation

Friday, August 17, 2018 -
12:00am to 12:00pm

Venus will be in the west at sunset. Venus will be the brightest object in the sky after the moon and the sun.

Draconid Meteor Shower (Outburst?)

Monday, October 8, 2018

The October Draconids, in the past also unofficially known as the Giacobinids, are a meteor shower whose parent body is the periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner.

Comet ISON by Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

Comet 46P/Wirtanen brigthening

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Comet 46P/Wirtanen expected to brighten to magnitude 3 (clearly visible in dark skies).

2012 Geminid Meteor Shower, by Bill Longo, RASC Member

Geminid meteors

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a "rock comet" orbit.