Milky Way en Western Slope Skies - 7/18/14 <p><strong>The Evening Sky in Late July</strong></p><p>The Sun sets late on these long summer days, and it’s not fully dark until almost 10 PM.&nbsp; And, because of this week’s late-rising moon, the sky remains dark long after twilight, allowing us great views of the Milky Way and the stars of summer.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:52:38 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 28846 at Western Slope Skies - 7/18/14 Western Slope Skies 1/31/14 <p>When you look at the night sky with the naked eye, everything that you see is in our Milky Way Galaxy.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:42:32 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 21642 at Western Slope Skies 1/31/14 The Summer Milky Way <p>On &nbsp;clear August nights, &nbsp;the Milky Way extends brilliantly from our southern &nbsp;horizon, creating a beautiful vision of stars,&nbsp; reflected light, nebulae, gas and dust.&nbsp;&nbsp; As darkness falls, and you step outside, it first appears as a band of clouds reaching across the sky. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 17:13:12 +0000 1357 at The Summer Milky Way