A truly eye-catching pairing of our moon and a neighboring diamond-like world sparkles in the sky this week, while the Milky Way and shooting stars hit prime time. Moon and Venus. Early morning risers in the Americas on Tuesday, June 24, will get a chance to see the crescent moon pair up with brilliant Venus.…
A giant telescope kicks off construction with a mountaintop blast today.
The goddess of love this week brightens the dawn hours for skywatchers.
An asteroid called “the Beast” will sail past Earth on Thursday. Catch a glimpse as it passes.
A habitable-zone planet circles a nearby star zipping past our solar system.
A brightening comet, Jupiter’s moons and a rendezvous with Mars fill out another exciting week in skywatching.
Look, up in the sky. That unblinking white light is indeed the International Space Station.
Space particles of the wrong size—too small—resulted in an underwhelming sky show.
The parent of the now famous Camelopardalid meteor shower offers sky-watchers a challenge this week. They can also focus in on the Guardian of the Great Bear and watch four classic naked-eye planets swing into view. Comet Challenge. Now that the much hyped but disappointing Camelopardalid meteor shower has come and gone, its parent comet,…
A colorful star cluster offers a delightful viewing opportunity for both professional astronomers and amateur skywatchers.
Heads up, folks! A new, monster of a meteor shower may grace our skies on Saturday.