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How Could we Light our Cities and Still See the Night Sky?

The night sky is a part of humanity's natural heritage. Gazing up at the heavens is a unifying act, performed…

4 weeks ago

Most light pollution isn’t coming from streetlights

Light pollution is the arch nemesis of astronomy, spoiling both the enjoyment of the night sky and the professional study…

11 months ago

Top Astronomy Events For 2019

You might've heard the news. We wrote a book this past year: The Universe Today's Ultimate Guide to Observing the…

3 years ago

Get Ready for the 2018 Geminid Meteors

When it comes to meteor showers, the calendar year always seems to save the best for last. We're referring to…

3 years ago

On the Astronomy Trail in Nebraska

Most of us think of distant sites such as Death Valley, the Kalahari Desert or the Canary Islands when it…

3 years ago

A 2018 Outburst From the December Andromedids?

A relatively obscure meteor shower may put on a surprise performance in early December 2018. Chances are, you've never heard…

3 years ago

SpaceX to Launch 64 Satellites, Including Orbital Reflector

A unique smallsat mission promises to be the latest satellite “brighter than a Full Moon!” in the sky... or not.…

3 years ago

Catching Asteroid 3 Juno at Its Best

Not all oppositions are created equal. This week's target offers a good case in point, as asteroid 3 Juno reaches…

3 years ago

Comet 46P Wirtanen Rounds Out 2018

One. More. Comet. Though the next great 'Comet of the Century' has yet to make its appearance in 2018, we've…

3 years ago

2018 Prospects for Obscure Comet 38P Stephan-Oterma

Ready for one more? While all eyes are still following Comet 21/P Giacobini-Zinner as it glides through northern hemisphere skies,…

3 years ago