Astronomy

Meteor shower over Southwest Colorado to peak Tuesday night

The popular Perseid meteor shower will peak Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning, with 50 to 75 shooting stars visible per hour. According to the American Meteor Society, there will be a...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Celestial visitor

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Up in the Durango sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane ... it’s a satellite ‘train’?

Since December, Michael Cobb has been checking the night skies above Animas City to observe a line of light dots. While he’s sure they’re not alien craft beginning their invasion of Earth, he was...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park looking for dark sky designation

Mesa Verde National Park may become an International Dark Sky Park in the coming year. The Mesa Verde National Park Museum Association has been working on its application to receive the designation...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercury will make rare pass between sun and Earth

On Monday morning, the planet Mercury will transit across the face of the sun and become visible as a small black dot as it passes between the sun and the Earth. The transit begins at 5:35 a.m....

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Perseid meteor shower will compete with light of full moon

Stargazers hoping to watch the annual Perseid meteor shower this month may be disappointed because a full moon Aug. 15 likely will wash out a number of meteors from view. Rather than the usual 60...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meteors, blood moon, Mercury’s crossing coming to Southwest’s sky

Stargazers in Southwest Colorado will start the new year with a glimpse of a meteor shower as the Quadrantids streak through the sky on Thursday and Friday. And a super blood moon is coming in...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas Comet will arrive over Southwest Colorado for holidays

The night sky will offer two astronomical shows this week and next. The Christmas Comet will fly closest to Earth in 20 years and will be visible in the southern night sky, preferably with a...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores museum features astronomy events in September

The public is invited to two astronomy events at the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor’s Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184, Dolores. On Sept. 1, astronaut Rick Hieb will present “Space...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skywatchers getting a lunar trifecta – supermoon, blue moon and eclipse

Skywatchers will get a rare sight on Wednesday, Jan. 31, when the sky will display the moon in three unusual ways – a supermoon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse. First, it will be a...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed drilling near Hovenweep criticized for potential harm to views, night sky

New drilling rigs and oil and gas infrastructure could sprout within sight of Hovenweep National Monument, according to a proposed March lease sale issued by a Utah office of the Bureau of Land...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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