• dhy

    Slooh Members Discover Brightening of Comet Tenagra, a Centaur Comet

    In late February, Slooh members detected a sudden brightening of Comet C/2013 C2 (Tenegra) using the Slooh C1 telescope in Chile. The distant comet brightened by a factor of twenty from magnitude 19.5 to 16.2 over three days from February 19-22, 2015. Discovered on February 14, 2013 at the Tenagra

  • uranus-153572_1280

    Stormy Uranus in Conjunction on April 6

    If you’re looking for the planet Uranus this week, you’re out of luck. The blue-green ice giant has been setting in the western sky a little earlier each night, and it’s finally reached conjunction with the Sun, which means it lies directly on the other side of the Sun from

  • AST

    Asteroid 2063 Bacchus Makes Close Approach to Earth on April 7, 2015

    The near-Earth asteroid 2063 Bacchus makes its closest approach to Earth on April 7, 2015 at 19:13 UT. Bacchus is an Apollo asteroid, a class of objects that occasionally cross the orbital path of Earth. This makes them rather interesting to astronomers who monitor Apollos and other near-Earth asteroids for

  • blue-259458_1280

    Venus Encounters the Pleiades on April 10-12, 2015

    Stargazers get a treat on the evenings of April 10-12, 2015 as brilliant Venus passes within 2.1º of the beautiful Pleiades star cluster in the western sky after sunset. Shining at magnitude -4.1 for most of the month, Venus is easy to find high above the western horizon as the

  • beetle-fog-74054_1920

    A Bright Nova Flares in Sagittarius

    The bright nova that flared up in the constellation Sagittarius has made a comeback of sorts over the last few days. The star was already 6th magnitude when first discovered on March 15, 2015 by John Seach of Chatsworth Island, NSW, Australia. The nova brightened magnitude 4.3 by March 22, making it easy to

  • planet-26617_1280

    Moon Passes Jupiter on March 29-30

    What’s that bright star near the Moon on March 29th and 30th? That’s no star… it’s the planet Jupiter. Jupiter is always brighter than any star and in March and April shines with a pale yellow-white color high above the southern horizon for observers in the northern hemisphere. Jupiter is nearly two

  • space-657383_1280

    Enjoy Stargazing During Earth Hour 2015

    Earth Hour is being held this Saturday March 28, 2015 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time in thousands of towns and cities around the world. The event was first held in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, and is now organized by the World Wildlife Fund to encourage awareness of energy

  • moon-13897_640

    See the First Quarter Moon on March 27

    The Moon reaches its first-quarter phase on March 27 at 07:43 UT. At first quarter, the Moon rises in the east near mid-day, reaches its highest point as the Sun sets, and remains well positioned for viewing in the mid-evening hours with binoculars or a telescope. This time of year

  • Time Mag

    Slooh’s Media Syndication

    Slooh’s coverage of the October 8th Lunar Eclipse was featured simultaneously on the home pages of TIME Magazine, The New York Times and Wired Magazine, as well as thousands of other websites throughout the world. For more information on how to embed Slooh’s celestial event coverage into your media property,

  • _MG_6268_original

    Slooh Inspired Yoga

    Slooh friend Ali Grimes is incorporating the ebb and flow of the night sky into her Yoga classes, after experiencing the wonder of space on Slooh. Ali will host a Full Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse Yoga Flow this Saturday, April 4th, 7:00-8:15 PM at Charym in Litchfield. “I watched the Total Solar