Northern Sky

East Bay Moon Crescent/Photo by Stephan Hoglund

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and contributes to WTIP bi-weekly on the Monday North Shore Morning program through "Northern Sky," where she shares what's happening with stars, planets and more.

 


 
What's On:
There's a lot to see in the April night sky

Northern Sky: Opposition, Venus & The Virgo Cluster

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


Arcturus is the brightest star in Boötes (it's the brightest object in the upper left corner)

Northern Sky: Movement in March

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column. This month, Earth passes Mars, and Jupiter passes Venus.


 
The "Sickle"; Regulus is the brightest object in the lower left corner

Northern Sky: Bright Lights in February

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesot, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


Antares in the bright yellow object in the center to left bottom corner

Northern Sky: Capella, Antares & the Latest from NASA

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and in this segment, color is the theme.


 
Moon, with the constellation Auriga

Northern Sky: What To Expect This January

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.


Algol, known as the Demon Star, is the bright object on the right hand side of this photo, to the right and down from the Comet

Northern Sky: A Cosmic Smirk, Demon Star & More

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.


 
The moon, accompanied by Mars (the tiny dot to the right)

Northern Sky: Full Moons & Mars

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.


Fomalhaut, in Piscis Austrinus (it represents the mouth of the fish)

Northern Sky: Opposition, Piscis Austrinus, & the Story of Mira

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and in this feature, she shares what there is to see in the night sky.


 
Jupiter is easy to spot this month

Northern Sky: Jupiter & Discoveries in the Summer Star Triangle

Deane [DEAN] Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and in this feature, she shares what there is to see in the night sky each month.


The "beehive" star cluster - Mars is the bright object in the top right corner

Northern Sky: Mars, Beehive Cluster & Full Moon Legends

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She writes the monthly Minnesota Starwatch column.