January 14, 2015
NEW — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 2015
Skywatchers should enjoy a good view of the Comet Lovejoy, or C/2014 Q2, which should be visible to the unaided eye under good conditions for the next few nights.
“Should we get a clear sky, Comet Lovejoy should appear to the right side of the constellations Orion and Taurus, now visible in the southern sky,” Bruce Palmquist, Central Washington University professor of physics and science education, said in a news release.
To see the comet, viewers should face due south, and look to the three stars that make up Orion’s belt.
December 26, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 26, 2013
Issaquah grad IDs most distant galaxy ever detected
Issaquah High School freshman Colin Robitaille took off his shoe and thrust it into the hands of guest speaker Steven Finkelstein.
“Here, sign it,” Robitaille said as he forked over a black Sharpie.
Finkelstein, a 1999 Issaquah graduate, doesn’t often get autograph requests, much less one on a shoe, but that’s not to say he shouldn’t have fans clamoring for his signature.
The University of Texas astronomy professor recently made history with his discovery of the most distant and oldest galaxy ever detected.