The October Eclipses

Posted on: October 30, 2014 4:00 pm
Tags: Moon, Solar eclipse, Lunar eclipse, Cincinnati observatory, Dean regas, Astronomy, Space

October 2014 was a month to remember in astronomy.  With a lunar eclipse on October 8 and a partial eclipse on October 23 there was lots to see.  Astronomer Dean Regas shares some pictures from the eclipses.

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It's Eclipse Season

Posted on: September 30, 2014 4:10 pm
Tags: Lunar eclipse, Cincinnati observatory, Moon, Sun, Solar eclipse,

Worlds will align, not once, but twice in October and here’s how you can attend the grandest celestial dance.

There will be a total lunar eclipse in the pre-dawn skies of October 8 and a partial solar eclipse on the afternoon of October 23.  In each case, the Sun, Moon, and Earth form a conga-line in outer space and you won’t need a big, fancy telescope to see it (just your two eyes and some safe solar glasses for observing the solar eclipse).  

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Ode to the Supermoon

Posted on: July 25, 2014 12:00 pm
Tags: Supermoon, 2014, Moon, Dean regas, Cincinnati observatory
Neil deGrasse Tyson is wrong. It pains me to write it but the world-famous astrophysicist, Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City and superstar of our field is a Supermoon hater. As the Moon orbits the Earth, it slowly changes its distance from read more …