Autumn is here and the nights are getting longer.  Good news for astronomers!     This summer, millions of people in the United States were treated to an absolutely fabulous total solar eclipse.  Start planning now for the next one in the U.S. in the year 2024. If you are lucky to live in an area without excessive outdoor lighting at night, the summer Milky Way is a sight to behold. That’s assuming your skies are dark enough.  You must watch this brief video.