April 24, 7:30PM
May 8, 7:30PM
June 20, 6:00PM
August 7, 7:30PM - Pluto
August 21, 7:30PM - Pluto
September 11, 7:30PM
September 27, 7:30PM
Total Lunar Eclipse
October 9, 7:30PM
At our observatory, more info here.
Mars is extremely low in the west below Venus after sunset.
Jupiter is bright and high in the eastern sky at sunset and visible most of the night.
Saturn rises in the southwest at 2:00AM.
Venus is bright in the western sky after sunset.
See more sky updates:
S&T: This Weeks Sky At A Glance
Astronomy Mag: The Sky This Week
Image of the rotation of the planet Jupiter by MAS member Tamas
Kriska. He used the Buckstaff Telescope at our observatory
which is a 12.5 inch, f/7.4 reflector. The picture was taken
with a 2X barlow at prime focus with his Canon 60D DSLR. The individual
images were taken from a VGA movie (essentially taking the best
images out of many) over 4.5 hours and then combining them using
AutoStakkert with post processing in Photoshop
to create this final animated GIF.
Click here to see
this and other MAS member images in our Showcase.
Partial Solar Eclipse
on Oct. 23th was obscured in the Milwaukee area because of
clouds. Our next chance will happen on Aug. 21, 2017. That one will
be a total eclipse if you're willing to drive a bit. The path of
totality goes through southern Illinois and Missouri! It's not too
early to start planning.
Click here for details.
See previous articles from the MAS front page in the Article Archive.