May 22

Sky Report May 18 – May 24

M83 - Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

This week there are two planets in the evening sky: Venus, which has been brilliant all winter and which is leaving us, and Mercury, much fainter, which is making a brief appearance. Venus will guide you to Mercury. To find Venus, look a bit to the right of due west as the sky is growing […]

May 11

Sky Report May 11 – May 17

M83 - Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

Venus has been the “Evening Star” star since October, and regular star-gazers have gotten used to seeing it high in the west after sunset, but enjoy it while you can – this month it disappears, and in June it reappears in the morning sky where we’ll call it the “Morning Star”. To early people this […]

May 4

Sky Report May 4 – May 10

M83 - Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

Venus dominates this month’s Sky Reports just as it dominates the evening sky. You’ll find it in the southwest as the sky grows dark. Venus, aka “The Evening Star”, has graced our evening sky since October, but this month it makes a plunge; it’s noticeably lower night by night and it disappears from view by […]

Apr 30

Sky Report April 27 – May 3

M83 - Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

This is the second of a series of weekly Sky Reports that alert people to what they can see in the night sky by simply stepping outdoors and looking up, perhaps with a pair of binoculars. The sky is always changing and a lot is happening if you know what to look for. As the […]

Apr 19

Sky Report April 20-26

Kanab Night Sky April 20-26

The first “star” to appear after sunset tonight is the poetically named “Evening Star” – the planet Venus. Venus appears high in the southwest as the sky grows dark, and it outshines every other object in the sky (except the moon) until it sets in the west sometime before midnight. The planet Venus is about […]

Apr 15

Sky Report April 13 – April 19

M83 - Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

This is the first of a series of weekly Sky Reports that will alert people to what they can see in the night sky by simply stepping outdoors and looking up, perhaps with a pair of binoculars. The sky is always changing and a lot is happening if you know what to look for. The […]