Tonight's Sky
Sun
Sun
Moon
Moon
Mercury
Mercury
Venus
Venus
Mars
Mars
Jupiter
Jupiter
Saturn
Saturn

Tonight's Sky — Change location

OR

Searching...

Tonight's Sky — Select location

Tonight's Sky — Enter coordinates

° '
° '

Remembering John Davis

An experienced observer's legacy.
Harrington
I ended last month’s column with two asterisms that were first spotted and named by Massachusetts amateur astronomer John Davis. His keen eye and unstoppable passion for observing spanned half a century.

Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, he spent most of his adult life in Amherst, Massachusetts. There, the University of Massachusetts’ thriving astronomy program, with its many public outreach events, stoked Davis’ interest.

Astronomy magazine subscribers can read the full article for free. Just make sure you're registered with the website.

Already a subscriber? Register now!

Registration is FREE and takes only a few seconds to complete. If you are already registered on Astronomy.com, please log in below.
ADVERTISEMENT

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter. View our Privacy Policy.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
asy_LifeOnMars_rightrail

Click here to receive a FREE e-Guide exclusively from Astronomy magazine.

Find us on Facebook