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9 Interesting Winter Solstice Celebrations Around the World

In News by Valerie Stimac

The winter solstice will occur on December 21st, 2018. At this point, the northern hemisphere is tipped away from the sun at the furthest point in our annual orbit. For many of us, it will be a dark and cold day of the year.  For others, it’s a time of celebration, to mark the beginning of winter or eventual return …

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7 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in August 2018

In Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

After the exciting events in the night sky during July, it’s hard to imagine what could follow up a partial solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse, four planets in conjunction, and a meteor shower! Luckily, August follows up with some regularly exected astronomic events, plus a few highlights to brighten the night. Read on to learn about the astronomic events in August. …