Happy New Year. As we welcome the start of 2017 we look forward to a special astronomical event this summer: a total solar eclipse on August 21st! The last total solar eclipse visible to the United States took place 26 years ago in 1991. In the January night sky, star watchers can see Mars, Venus, and the moon slowly make their way towards one another, forming a triangle at the end of the month. Visit our Observatory on January 13th for a special Observe Venus Night for an up-close view of our neighboring planet!