The winter sky is by far the best time for astronomy. Long, dark nights with cool weather can present us with fabulously clear dark skies that last for hours -- let's hunt down some astronomical treasures!
This evening will be another one of those special occasions when the two brightest objects in the night sky — the moon and a Venus — will get together and, weather permitting, will attract a lot of attention, even to those who normally do not spend much time in gazing up at the sky.
Oral histories reveal that Aboriginal language groups have uses specific stars to remember waypoints while traveling.
According to the ridiculous hype surrounding Dec. 21, 2012, the Mayans "predicted" apocalypse with one of their calendars (in reality, they didn't). Doubt has now been cast over the accuracy of this date.
Did the Zodiac move for you?