Andromeda Galaxy

Peering upward on late September evenings, the sky is dominated by the Milky Way, which arches from the southwest to the northeast.  High overhead, we can easily view the Great Rift, an area within the Milky Way but, seemingly, almost completely devoid of stars.  In fact, this absence of stars is due to the gas and dust, common in spiral galaxies such as our own, which obscures the stars beyond.

The Stars of Autumn

With fewer hours of sunlight during autumn the nights grow longer and there is a distinct chill in the air after the sun sets. You may notice the sky appears darker and the stars just a little clearer. A star chart or an astronomy app for a phone or tablet will guide you to the fall constellations and many of the stars visible in our skies.

KVNF Regional News: Monday, February 3, 2014

Feb 3, 2014

Newscast

  •  CHC Files Lawsuit against US Forest Service over Drilling Plan
  • Utah Group to File Suit over Uranium Mill
  • Heather Jensen Found Guilty of Criminally Negligent Child Abuse
  • Capital Conversation - Looking ahead at the State Legislature
  • Western Slope Skies - The Andromeda Galaxy

When you look at the night sky with the naked eye, everything that you see is in our Milky Way Galaxy.