Constellation Cygnus. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Column

Constellation of the month: The Great Swan in the sky

David Bumgartner writes about his personal connection with the constellation Cygnus.

Adult mountain lion. Photo courtesy of Mountain Lion Foundation.

Environment / Nature

Mountain lions among us

There are several signs a mountain lion is close by.

Benitoite. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

How San Benito County became ground zero for a rare gemstone

A chance discovery in 1907 yielded a unique precious mineral; now the public can go look for samples on Saturdays.

Commentary

Constellation of the Month: A Maiden in the Sky

David Baumgartner writes about Virgo.

Commentary

Searching the sky: The moon is submerged by a shadow

David Baumgartner writes about the lunar eclipse happening this month.

Pinnacles National Park has over 400 species of bees. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Earth Day at Pinnacles

Over 65% of the national park is federal wilderness.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Column

Searching the Sky: Looking for clear skies

David Baumgartner writes about what to look for this month.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Science

Constellation of the Month: The lion sleeps tonight

David Baumgartner writes about what to look for when viewing the Leo constellation.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Science

Searching the Sky: A long time coming

David Baumgartner writes about his experiences launching rockets in his backyard as a kid.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Science

Constellation of the Month: Taurus the Bull

David Baumgartner writes about what to look for when searching for Taurus in the night sky.

Photo courtesy of David Baumgartner.

Science

Searching the Sky: Death of the Universe

David Baumgartner writes about the five ages of the universe.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Science

Constellation of the Month: Orion the Great Hunter

David Baumgartner writes that Orion is the brilliant central constellation in the winter evening sky.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Science

Searching the Sky: A special way to end the year

David Baumgartner summarizes the year in astronomy, including a total solar eclipse in Chile and the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Science

Searching the Sky: The Christmas Star of Bethlehem

David Baumgartner writes that on Dec. 21, Jupiter and Saturn will be close enough to each other to look like a double star.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Science

Constellation of the Month: Pegasus

David Baumgartner writes that Andromeda and Pegasus were the only two constellations to share a common star, but that has since been given solely to Pegasus.