AAA Events on the Horizon

Mark the following dates in your calendar for these AAA events beginning in March. March dates of upcoming AAA events Mark the following dates in

Hunting the Falcon Heavy

When I saw the liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center, it was brighter than I expected. We saw the rocket


The nature of dark matter remains one of the most important unresolved issues in astrophysics. This mysterious and unseen substance comprises almost 80% of matter

What’s Up in the March Sky

  By Tony Faddoul | March Evening Planets Venus will be up after sunset until 8 PM in the second half of March, close to the

Punching Past Light Pollution, Part 2

Last month I used the Great Orion Nebula, M42, to illustrate that it’s possible to access the brightest Deep Sky objects from the city by

AAA Astrophotography – Best of 2017

Best of 2017 is a collection of astrophotos, time-lapse, and animation captures from 20 contributors in the AAA Astrophotography Group led by Stan Honda.  Each

Europa—A World Worth Exploring

Europa is one of the most interesting objects in the solar system. It is a promising place to search for life elsewhere in the solar