A total lunar eclipse will occur tomorrow morning (Tues, 11/8). You’ll be able to see more and more of the moon disappear starting around 4:10 AM and it gets really good around 5:15 AM. Our local forecast calls for partly cloudy skies but this will be the last total lunar eclipse until 2025, so take […]
From our locations, we will experience a partial eclipse. John Spranza has arranged to have eclipse glasses available on all GHC campuses so keep an eye out for the Student Life tents. A partial eclipse is really cool but is not the same experience as totality. If possible, consider traveling to the path of totality […]
The Perseid meteor shower is predicted to peak tonight and is expected to put on a good show. Although meteor showers are notoriously unpredictable, the best time to watch should be between midnight tonight and sunrise Friday. All you need is a dark place with open/unobstructed horizons. Lie back on a blanket or lawn chair, […]
Skies are cloudy this morning and the forecast calls for more of the same. Even though we will not be able to watch Mercury transit the Sun from our observatory several websites will stream the event.
On Monday (May 9) Mercury will pass between Earth and the Sun. For several hours it will be possible to see Mercury’s small disk silhouetted against the disk of the Sun. If skies are clear we will open the Bishop Observatory on the Rome campus for viewing. Stop by between 9 AM and 2 PM […]
The Perseid meteor shower is predicted to peak over Wed. night / Thurs. morning (8/12,13). Although meteor showers are notoriously unpredictable, the weather and lunar phase look promising and the Perseids usually put on a good show. One could see rates as high as 100 shooting stars per hour between midnight and dawn. The best […]
Hi, As you probably have heard, a partial solar eclipse will be visible from GA today (10/23) around sunset. The eclipse will begin around 6 PM, and more and more of the sun will be eclipsed by the moon until the sun sets at 6:57 PM. Although we do not plan to observe from the […]