July will be a great month to view the rings of Saturn — here's how.
What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 than to pull out binoculars and telescopes to try to spot the historic mission's destination?
Solar eclipses are one of nature’s grandest events. What is a solar eclipse? Why are there different kinds of solar eclipses? How do they work? And when is the next one? We explain.
During totality on July 2, one of the things that you will see when the sun becomes completely hidden is the appearance of stars and planets — in what just moments before had been a daytime sky.
Draco the Dragon is well worth spotting this week, as it is particularly bright in the northern sky, winding around the Little Dipper.
Summer is about to officially begin here in the Northern Hemisphere, marking the shortest nights and the longest days.
Saturn has been looking stunning lately, and it's preparing to dance close to the moon to display an incredible celestial illusion.
Next month, astronomers will scan the Beta Taurid meteor shower in search of asteroids that might someday threaten a potentially catastrophic collision with Earth.
On late spring evenings, a bright stellar "keystone" is well worth exploring with binoculars or a small telescope.
During the last days of May and the first of June, navigating a cluster of carnivorous constellations can help you identify star patterns, including the Great Bear (Ursa Major) and the Lion (Leo).
SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites in a train Thursday (May 24) and you can see them in the night sky now! Here's how to find out where and when to look.
Recently, a friend of mine asked when we might be able to see a comet. He was surprised when I said there are several visible right now.
Southern Hemisphere skywatchers, look up in the early hours of May 5 to spot the Eta Aquarid meteor shower at its peak. Northern Hemisphere viewers may catch a few special shooting stars, too.
One of the oldest known annual meteor showers, peaking early this week, may unfortunately be hindered by an almost-full moon.
This will be a great week to study the ever-changing lunar landscape with a telescope or even just a pair of binoculars.
For each season of the year, there is a "keynote" star pattern — and spring brings us to Leo, the Lion.
The rule for determining when Easter Sunday takes place is simple — so why isn't Easter in March this year?
Long before weather forecasts were made using modern computer technology, ancient man looked to the sky to try and determine impending weather changes.
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