CLICK THE TABS/LINKS TO FIND ASTRONOMY CLUBS, PLANETARIUMS & OBSERVATORIES, DARK SKY SITES, ASTRONOMY EVENTS, WEATHER PAGE, FREE TOOLS TO FIND OBJECTS IN THE SKY AND ASTRONOMY GEAR.
Florida light pollution image by NASA above. FOR INFO ABOUT DARK SKY SITES IN FLORIDA FOR BETTER OBSERVING, GO TO THE DARK SITES PAGE
There are public Astronomy events in Florida's parks, star parties and New Moon observing events with Astronomy clubs from dark sky sites, and events at observatories and planetariums. I list the ones I hear about on the Florida Astronomy Events page.
FOR MORE FREE TOOLS TO FIND THINGS IN THE SKY, GO TO THE TOOLS PAGE
THERE'S AN ABSOLUTELY FREE HIGH QUALITY ASTRONOMY TEXT BOOK WRITTEN BY ASTRONOMY PROFESSORS AND SOME OF THE LEADING ASTRONOMERS IN THEIR SPECIALTIES, AT OPENSTAX AS A PDF, OR ON AMAZON KINDLE, OR APPLE IBOOKS OR VIEW IT ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE.
All images above by Jason Higley
THIS WEEK'S STAR GAZERS EPISODE BELOW
The above was produced by Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida and Cincinnati Observatory, and Copyright South Florida PBS, Inc. (WPBT Miami).
February What's Up from NASA's JPL
Feb. Tonight's Sky by Space Telescope Science Institute
The image below is the Sun's disk today and any sunspots currently visible (via the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite HMI filter). We are at 'Solar Minimum' during 2019-2020.
Below is the latest Sun image via the SDO AIA304 filter.
ASTRONOMY NEWS LINKS
EVERY DAY IS ASTRONOMY DAY! Hi, I'm Jason Higley, I've made this website so that we all can find things related to Florida Astronomy. Behind me is the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 1 meter telescope in Daytona Beach (I was just visiting). They have free public viewing nights roughly 6 times a year.
You can let me know if you have Florida Astronomy related news or info by e-mailing me at reachjasonh@ (and add gmail.com to the end of that.)
This is my Some Astro Images page.
While doing Astronomy telescope-based public outreach (something I do a lot of) the subject of life in the Universe frequently is brought up by others, and I recently had mentioned in conversation that I wrote a book related to the subject back in 2010, and I promised to make it available for free here, so here it is (without the covers) The SETI Game - Reciprocal Altruism Game Theory Applied to The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligences (SETI), and other SETI-related Musings [REVISED THIRD EDITION from 2013]
Below is a sky map as it would appear over Central Florida at 8 p.m. on February 15th (from the free Stellarium program). Except for the Moon, the rest of the sky will look like this during mid- month at ~8 p.m. Other Florida locations will also be very similar.