Saturday, January 29, 2011

Venus is close to Moon.

Venus is close to Moon this time of the year. Check it out.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year's 2011 - Star Party

Monday, January 3, 2011

Quadrantids Meteor Shower- January 3-4, 2011

Amateur Astronomers of Rhode Island Reports: "Typically, 40 or so bright, blue and fast (25.5 miles per second) meteors will radiate from the constellation Bootes, some blazing more than halfway across the sky. A small percentage of them leave persistent dust trains. This shower usually has a very sharp peak, usually lasting only about an hour."

Parent Comet: 2003 EH1

The website: reports:
"The Quadrantids are an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower usually peaks on January 3 & 4, but some meteors can be visible from January 1 - 5. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Look for meteors radiating from the constellation Bootes."

To prepare you for this I found this wonderful resource that has been posted numerous times on my blog:

For more information: