Check Out These Online Astronomy Classes and Contests

by Nancy Atkinson March 22, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Here are a few upcoming and ongoing astronomy classes and photography contests that our readers may be interested in. Once a year, the One-Minute Astronomer — aka Brian Ventrudo — offers a detailed course called “The Art of Stargazing,” and you […]

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Watch Saturn Slip Behind the Moon

by Jason Major February 24, 2014

Or, more accurately, watch the Moon pass in front of Saturn. Either way you get the same result: a beautiful video of planetary motion in action! On the morning of Saturday, Feb. 22, the Moon drifted in front of the planet Saturn from the point of view of certain locations on Earth. Luckily one of […]

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An Amazing Capture of Jupiter and its Moons

by David Dickinson January 15, 2014

It’s always a thrill to watch the action at Jupiter, as its moons pass in front of and behind the gas giant planet. We wrote recently about this month’s opposition of Jove on January 5th, marking the start of the Jupiter evening viewing season for 2014.  Remove this ad David Dickinson on Google+

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Announcing a New Comet ISON Photo Contest!

by Nancy Atkinson November 1, 2013

Universe Today is proud to announce that we are partnering with OPT Telescopes and for a brand new Comet ISON Photo Contest, with over $10,000 in prizes to give away! Comet ISON is one of the most anticipated sky events for years, and already astrophotographers have been busy trying to capture images of this […]

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This Aurora Video Shows How High The Lights Were Whizzing

by Elizabeth Howell October 3, 2013

Ever stood outside looking at the aurora and felt as though it was swirling just a short distance above your head? It’s hard to judge altitude when looking at sky phenomena because there are few landmarks above us. (The moon effect at the horizon is an example.) But it turns out there is a way […]

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