Author Archives: Alan MacRobert

About Alan MacRobert

Sky & Telescope senior editor Alan MacRobert has been covering all aspects of astronomy since 1982.

Perseids crossing Ursa Major

Moonless Nights Make for Fine 2015 Perseids

This year there's no Moon, and the Perseid meteor shower should peak at just the right time for North America. Every three years, more or less, the Moon is new around the peak night of the Perseid meteor shower — and it's that time again. New Moon falls on August 14th, which gives us...