Cameron Park Community Observatory

Heavenly Skies: Catch a glimpse of Venus, the Evening Star

Venus, Earth’s closest planetary neighbor, orbits the Sun at an average distance of about 0.72 Astronomical Units (67,000,000 mi) and completes an orbit every 224.65 days. Th ...

Heavenly Skies: Saturn to make entrance, reach peak visibility April 28

The recent winter sky has been dominated by the solar system’s largest planet, Jupiter. This spring, the giant planet is slowly moving toward the western horizon on its 12-an ...

Heavenly Skies: Pegasus the Winged-Horse dances across the constellations

What child doesn’t know and love the white winged-horse with magical powers? The winged-horse named Pegasus is one of the most commonly known creatures in Greek mythology.&nb ...

Heavenly Skies: Aquarius, bearing water across the heavens

Aquarius the water bearer is one of 14 constellations named after men and women. The best time to view it is in the fall, in the southern sky. In ancient times, when the sun passe ...