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Ira Machefsky
The Starman of Mitzpe Ramon
The Starman of Mitzpe Ramon
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Praise for the Starman of Mitzpe Ramon
…you were the highlight of our trip to the Negev. I was worried that a two hour plus astronomy talk would be a step too far....but it was truly fantastic and loved by us all. Was sorry when it ended. It is a must for all - you are a STAR man on many fronts....

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What's Up for April?


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NASA Shares the Highlights of January 2017 in the Night Sky


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First Meteor Shower of the Year Peaks January 4
The Quadrantids meteor shower peaks tonight, January 4th. The greatest number of meteors will be seen after midnight, but they can also be seen earlier in the evening. During last night's star tour we watched for Quadrantids but only saw a handful. On a goo...

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The Great Mitzpe Ramon Perseid's Meteor Star Party is Tonight
Mitzpe Ramon will hold its annual Perseid's Meteor Star Party tonight Thursday August 11, 2016. The event will be held in the soccer stadium at the main entrance to town beginning at 8:00pm and lasting until dawn. About 10,000 people from all over Israel ar...

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The Transit of Mercury is About to Begin
The transit of Mercury across the sun begins at 2:11pm today, May 9, 2016, IDT. You will need a telescope with a proper solar filter to view it. More details at this excellent video: https://www.facebook.com/AstronomyIsrael/posts/1388870557796907

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