Skywatching

Featured Article: This Month's Night Sky
See the Antares Rocket's 1st Night Launch from East Coast (Visibility Maps)
This map shows the maximum elevation that Orbital's Antares rocket will reach during its first-stage engine burn on Oct. 27, 2014. The rocket launch could be visible from Massachusetts to South Carolina Monday night.
October 28th, 2014
On Monday, Oct. 27, a private Antares rocket built by the commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences will launch the Orb-3 cargo mission for NASA to the International Space Station. Here's how to see it in the sky from the U.S. East Coast.
Read More »
Nighttime Rocket Launch Will Be Visible from US East Coast Monday
An Orbital Sciences-built Antares rocket stands atop its launch pad at sunrise on Oct. 26, 2014, one day ahead of a planned evening launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.
October 26th, 2014
The company Orbital Sciences will make its first nighttime launch of an Antares rocket on Monday evening (Oct. 27), and it will be visible from the U.S. East Coast. Here's when and where to look to see the amazing launch.
Read More »
How to Choose Binoculars for Astronomy and Skywatching
Celestron's SkyMaster 8x56
October 24th, 2014
A good pair of binoculars can help stargazers get the most out of the night sky. Find out which type of binoculars you need in our Buyer's Guide.
Read More »
Mars and the Moon Meet Up in Twilight Sky Tonight
Mars and the Moon by Porto
October 27th, 2014
The moon and Mars will create a pretty tableau along the southwest horizon at dusk tonight and tomorrow.
Read More »
Oberwerk Mariner 8x40 Binoculars Review: 2014 Edition
Oberwerk's Mariner 8x40
October 24th, 2014
The Oberwerk Mariner 8x40 is our Editors' Choice for best small binoculars for astronomy. Read our full review and find more top picks here.
Read More »
Celestron SkyMaster 8x56 Binoculars Review: 2014 Edition
Celestron's SkyMaster 8x56
October 24th, 2014
Celestron’s Skymaster 8x56 is our Editors’ Choice for best medium-sized binoculars for astronomy. Read our full review and find more top picks here.
Read More »
WEBCAST REPLAY: Partial Solar Eclipse Webcast by Slooh
Oct. 23, 2014, Partial Solar Eclipse Seen at Griffith Observatory
October 23rd, 2014
Slooh will host a live webcast of the partial solar eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23. Watch it live here.
Read More »
Best Astronomy Binoculars 2014 (Editors' Choice)
Binoculars are a great way for stargazers to dive into amateur astronomy. Here are Space.com's picks for the best astronomy binoculars for your budget.
October 24th, 2014
Binoculars are great for all kinds of stargazing, for beginners and seasoned veterans alike. Here are some of the best binoculars for astronomy.
Read More »