A look at the constellation of Orion: its history, shape and position
Just one in five Americans lives under a sky dark enough to make out all four stars of the Little Dipper's bowl with the naked eye. Are you one of them?
In this column, I'll provide reviews of three books that I consulted during my formative years in the hobby.
Winter's midpoint in 2022, contrary to the tradition of Candlemas or the annual extended forecast derived by Punxsutawney Phil, was on Feb. 3.
It will soon be time to bid a fond adieu to an object that has been a fixture in our evening sky since late last summer: the planet Jupiter.
Skywatchers in the Western Hemisphere may see a fuel dump from a satellite that launched earlier today on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.
Of the ten biggest annual meteor showers, just two could produce over 100 per hour: the December Geminids and the January Quadrantids, due to peak this Monday (Jan. 3).
This guide will tell you the best times to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune in 2022, and clue you in about planetary meetups, conjunctions and more.
December is the month of the winter solstice, which a large part of the world associates with such celebrations as Nativity festivals.
The Ursid meteor shower of 2021 will peak overnight on Dec. 21 but don't expect a great meteor display.
Skywatchers will have a chance to see Comet Leonard — the brightest comet of 2021 — near Venus in the evening sky tonight (Dec. 17).
The December Geminid meteor shower is usually considered the most satisfying of the annual meteor displays, but this year, the moon will put a damper on the spectacle.
Clouds blocked the view of the only total solar eclipse for 2021 for 200 passengers on an Antarctic exploration cruise ship Dec. 4.
It's unusual to see a comet at its best: Most comets are brightest nearest the sun, just when they're most difficult to spot against the sun's glare or hidden below the horizon.
Have a star party and introduce your guests to the night sky to make this year's Thanksgiving stand out.
Much of the Nation's midsection should be in fine position weatherwise, to get a view of the upcoming "almost" total lunar eclipse scheduled for late Thursday night/early Friday morning (Nov. 18-19).
The Leonids are likely to be a major disappointment in 2021, partly because of the expected lack of any significant activity, but mainly because of the full moon.