Last year's big astronomy story was the Great American Total Solar Eclipse, which crossed the U.S. from coast to coast back in August. But for 2018 — it's Mars!
Here's how to make the most of this weekend's full moon — the largest and brightest supermoon of the year — with the help of mobile apps.
In this edition of Mobile Astronomy, we'll show you how to use your favorite mobile astronomy app to find Uranus and Neptune, and even see some of their moons!
While a full moon doesn't have the dramatically shadowed terrain that partial phases do, some lunar features and phenomena are enhanced during full moons.
In this edition of Mobile Astronomy, we'll dive into deep-sky objects, the most beautiful and interesting sights in the night sky.
We'll tell you how to use your favorite sky-charting app to see the treats in the constellation Lyra's "coffee shop"!
This Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, the long and successful Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and its moons will come to an end when the spacecraft plunges into Saturn's cloud tops.
Using mobile apps, did you know that you hold an astronomical time machine in the palm of your hand?
With the right apps installed, your smartphone or tablet can be a powerful tool for planning and enjoying the Great American Solar Eclipse.
In this edition of Mobile Astronomy, we'll delve into the features of the Eclipse Safari app and highlight some ways it can enhance your solar eclipse experience on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.
The phone in your pocket is a veritable Swiss Army knife of functionality for both casual stargazers and serious astronomers.
Comets are some of the most captivating sights for skywatchers. Here's how to spot these objects using mobile apps.
Sprays of tiny diamonds against the black velvet sky, occasionally sprinkled with gems of ruby or topaz — open star clusters are among the most beautiful sights available to amateur stargazers.
The moon performs a complex dance that makes it shrink and swell in apparent size, wobble to and fro, and nod up and down.
Your favorite mobile astronomy app can help you find the wonders of the Orion constellation and see what they look like — even if you don't own a telescope.