Adirondack Daily Enterprisehttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/category.detail/nav/5201/The Wilderness Above (astronomy)en-usTue, 26 Jul 2016 21:36:54 EDTTue, 26 Jul 2016 21:36:54 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssCelestial navigation, part II: longitudehttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/562661.htmlLast month we described how to use the sky to find your latitude, which specifies how far you are north or south of the equator. But latitude is only half the story. You also need to know how far east or west you are from some reference.Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTThe Summer Triangle and other summer viewshttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/561951.htmlThe hours of darkness continue decreasing as the winter constellations are abruptly lost to the brightness of dusk and the summer constellations begin rising in the east.Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTCelestial navigation, part 1: latitutehttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/561650.htmlThe stars shining in the evening sky are not only interesting in their own right; they can also serve to show us our location anywhere on Earth. For centuries, mariners relied upon celestial navigation to find their way to distant ports.Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTJupiter's moons, from Galileo to the futurehttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/561213.htmlJupiter will be the star of our spring and summer skies as it moved into the evening sky on March 8, when it was at opposition, opposite the sun in our sky. Now it rises before sunset and is slowly migrating westward with the stars of winter.Tue, 29 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDTSpring sky, the Bard and Baconhttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/560878.htmlThis week, we mark the Ides of March: the halfway point of our trek through this month. The most famous reference to this date is, of course, the assassination of Julius Caesar on March 15, 44 B.C.Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDT