Jim Lattis

Jim Lattis is an astronomer and the director of the UW-Space Place in Madison.

Stories from Jim Lattis

October 3, 2012

Shorter days and longer nights are an invitation to stargaze. Commentator Jim Lattis tells us what’s overhead right now.

June 1, 2012

Next week, we’ll be able to see one of the rarest of astronomical phenomena a transit of Venus. It’s the last one any of us will likely see since it won’t happen again until the 22nd century.

May 3, 2012

Spring heralds earlier dawns and later sunsets. The change of season also brings a whole new set of constellations into view, including some of the oldest constellations we know. Commentator Jim Lattis takes on a tour of the spring night sky.

December 16, 2011

The winter solstice is honored by many traditions as a sacred time. It’s also an occasion to enjoy the wonders of the night sky with winter’s long hours of darkness.