August is regarded as "meteor month" with the appearance of one of the best displays of the year: the annual performance of the Perseid meteor shower, the most famous of all meteor showers.
On Friday evening, assuming your skies are reasonably clear, you'll be able to see the moon passing near to the largest planet in the solar system: Jupiter.
If there ever was a planet that I feel has gotten a bad rap for its inability to be readily observed, it would have to be Mercury, known in many circles as the "elusive planet."
Anyone gazing at the summer night sky for even a short length of time is likely to spot a few "shooting stars" darting across the sky.
Next to Orion the Hunter, probably the most beautiful constellation in our sky is Scorpius the Scorpion.
If you look up high in the southern sky this week around midnight, you'll be able to see a pattern of stars that resembles a jet plane.
On the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 tomorrow, the moon will be darkened by Earth's shadow in a partial lunar eclipse.
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?
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.