04 May 2012, 03:04 PM ET
The goal is to gauge the composition of Venus' atmosphere.
01 May 2012, 02:32 PM ET
Highlights of the month include the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which peaks on May 6th and an annular solar eclipse that will be seen in the western United States. Venus, Saturn and Mars are part of the planetary spectacle in the night sky.
30 April 2012, 06:00 AM ET
Skywatcher and photographer Stefano De Rosa snapped this view of his three children enjoying the night sky.
27 April 2012, 01:40 PM ET
Venus reaches maximum brightness this week, making it a must-see for skywatchers.
27 April 2012, 09:23 AM ET
The president took some time to gaze skyward this week at Colorado's Buckley Air Force Base.
25 April 2012, 11:27 AM ET
See these amazing skywatching photos of Venus and the crescent moon in April 2012.
09 April 2012, 05:00 PM ET
Astrophotographer captures beautiful image of the moon and Venus in conjunction over Gobustan National Park in Azerbaijan.
06 April 2012, 01:19 PM ET
Venus and Jupiter appeared to come closer this year and then passed each other on March 13.
05 April 2012, 02:01 PM ET
Northern and Southern Lights may occur on Venus, too.
04 April 2012, 12:00 PM ET
Jupiter, the moon and Venus align over a shining castle in skywatcher’s photo.
02 April 2012, 07:00 AM ET
It's the last chance to see a Venus transit until 2117.
24 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Skywatchers can experience this weekend's planetary conjunction with NASA and the Slooh Space Camera.
23 March 2012, 11:09 AM ET
Venus and Jupiter are beacons you can’t miss.
14 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
After a long buildup, the two planets finally came together in the sky last night.
13 March 2012, 05:37 PM ET
Observers around the world have snapped stunning pictures of the two planets.
12 March 2012, 06:50 PM ET
Amazing skywatcher shots of Venus and Jupiter hanging together in the sky.
12 March 2012, 05:55 PM ET
The dazzling one-minute video was shot last week.
12 March 2012, 01:31 PM ET
Venus and Jupiter cruise over Colorado's iconic Flatiron Mountains in this video, shot from March 5-9, 2012 by Patrick Cullis.
12 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The two planets will come together in the night sky this Thursday (March 15).
09 March 2012, 02:41 PM ET
Consider these facts when spotting Venus and Jupiter close in the sky.
08 March 2012, 03:52 PM ET
Skywatchers can spot the full moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury and perhaps even Uranus tonight.
08 March 2012, 12:58 PM ET
The planets Jupiter and Venus will meet up in the sky March 15.
06 March 2012, 07:18 AM ET
Venus, the second closest planet to our sun, is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Venus is one of the brightest natural objects in the night sky.
06 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The eruptions are caused by discontinuities in the solar wind.
05 March 2012, 03:15 PM ET
As the solar wind flows around Venus, it creates similar space weather effects as it does near Earth.
02 March 2012, 12:42 PM ET
The Red Planet's nearest approach to us occurs as the Morning Star and the Largest Gas Giant appear together for a planetary spectacle in March 2012. The spring equinox brings about the Sun-Earth Day celebration and Comet Garrard joins the party.
28 February 2012, 05:21 AM ET
Matt Hartman captured Venus, Jupiter and the Moon on the move in this time-lapse. Recorded on February 25th, 2012.
27 February 2012, 12:54 PM ET
Roberto Porto captured this incredible imagery of Venus, Jupiter and the Moon (seen on the horizon) on the road to Teide National Park in Tenerife, Spain. Taken on February 24, 2012.
27 February 2012, 12:32 PM ET
Jupiter and Venus lined up with the moon, and will get even closer together in March.
27 February 2012, 12:31 PM ET
See amazing photos of Venus, Jupiter and the moon in a celestial triple conjunction.
25 February 2012, 12:02 PM ET
Venus, Jupiter and Mercury can be seen near the moon at sunset. Mars makes an appearance.
24 February 2012, 11:58 AM ET
Jupiter, Venus and the crescent moon will shine extra bright just after sunset in the western sky this weekend.
23 February 2012, 02:47 PM ET
The Slooh Space Camera will webcast the action live on Feb. 25 and 26.
10 February 2012, 10:39 AM ET
Europe's Venus Express spacecraft has measured a change in the so-called Morning Star's spin. Peering through the heavy cloud cover with infrared instruments, it has found that surface features have shifted by up to 12 miles.
08 February 2012, 03:20 PM ET
The moon will shine with venus, Saturn and the bright star Spica, while Mars makes a late-night appearance.
31 January 2012, 03:15 PM ET
Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and several prominent giant stars highlight a brilliant month in the night sky. Tonight's Sky for February 2012 shows how to see them all.