Amid natural disasters and a spreading pandemic, three Puerto Rican students found hope in a project to restore an abandoned observatory on their university's campus.
A new fun and educational app called "Our Galaxy" lets smartphone users explore the cosmos from the palm of their hand.
It's tough being in a new environment, even for comets. According to recent observations, interstellar Comet Borisov may be having outbursts triggered by flying past our sun.
A large and "potentially hazardous" asteroid is poised to fly by Earth next month, but don't worry — it poses no threat to Earth.
Early Friday morning (March 20), Jupiter and Mars will make a close approach, and you can catch them together with Saturn and the crescent moon.
Slooh astronomers will livestream a free astronomy lesson on Thursday (March 19) for K-12 students who are homebound during the coronavirus pandemic.
This year's best meteor shower might be the Geminids in December, but if you don't want to skywatch in the cold, the summertime Perseids will also put on a show.
The Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), which normally brings thousands of people to New York every year, will switch to a virtual-only meeting in April due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Photographers celebrated the first "supermoon" of the year by capturing some breathtaking images of the bigger-than-usual full moon over the U.S. Capitol and New York City.
A bright, red star that started dimming dramatically in 2019 isn't about to explode, as some scientists initially thought — it's just really dusty, a new study shows.
Read an excerpt from the new book "They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers" by Sarah Scoles.
The full moon of March, called the Worm Moon, occurs March 9 at 1:48 p.m. EDT (1748 GMT). It will be the first "supermoon" of 2020.
Sure, humans have looked to the stars for millennia, but it's still difficult to step into the shoes of all those people.
This is a good week to check out progress of the planet Mars as it continues toward an unusually close approach to the Earth in early fall.
Tonight (Feb. 27), as darkness is falling, be sure to look toward the west-southwest sky to spot another beautiful celestial tableau formed by a lovely crescent moon and the brilliant planet Venus.