At this time of year, some might be attracted by the presence of an unusually bright star sparkling over the north-northeast horizon.
Every once in a while, something will appear in the sky that will attract the attention of even those who normally don't bother looking up.
An asteroid the size of a jumbo jet will have a close encounter with Earth today (Sept. 1), zooming past our planet at about one-third the average distance to the moon.
The Corn Moon will be full on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 1:22 p.m. EDT (1722 GMT), four days before the moon occults Mars.
Step outside around 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (Aug. 28-29) and in a single glance you'll be able to partake in a gathering of the moon and the two gas giants of the solar system.
Huge constellations of internet satellites could fundamentally change how astronomers study the night sky and how the rest of us experience it, a new report finds.
The Hubble Space Telescope turned its powerful eyes to a celestial visitor to our skies — Comet NEOWISE, which put on a stunning show in the United States earlier this summer.
You can see the moon's famous Copernicus crater along the lunar terminator — the line lunar between day and night — on Thursday (Aug. 27).
The Celestron Inspire 80AZ proves to be a reliable starter instrument at a budget price that's furnished with a good selection of accessories
Boasting high definition views and an advanced GoTo system, the hefty price tag of this Schmidt-Cassegrain is suitable for astronomers with high budgets looking to upgrade on their current setup
Tuesday's sky (Aug. 18) is host to a somewhat unusual lunar event in the Western Hemisphere: a third new moon in a season of four new moons, which some people call a "Black Moon."
As Venus makes a close approach to the moon Saturday morning (Aug. 15), you can catch some winter constellations without the cold.
The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most famous annual "shooting star" displays, reached its peak activity this week, putting on a spectacular show for skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere.
Astronomers with the Slooh online observatory will host a free webcast of the annual Perseid meteor shower on Wednesday (Aug. 12) at 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT). Watch it live here!
The annual Perseid meteor shower has just peaked, but it's not too late to spot one of the famed "shooting stars" in the night sky — or in a live webcast.
Suitable for beginners, the portable computerized NexStar 127 SLT offers clear, crisp views with no optical distortion. The telescope does require additional accessories to reach its potential
The fuss-free Celestron NexStar 6SE is a high-quality telescope that offers clear and crisp views of a selection of solar system and deep-sky targets
The 2020 Perseid meteor shower peaks overnight tonight (Aug. 11 and 12). Here's the U.S. weather forecast.
The Perseids are back! This week, you can catch the annual meteor shower, a favorite of many skywatchers, as it peaks thanks to four livestreams.