amateur astronomy

Saturn-sized Planet Found in the Habitable Zone of Another Star. The First Planet Completely Discovered by Amateur Astronomers

Exoplanets have been a particularly hot topic of late.  More than 4000 of them have been discovered since the first…

4 months ago

Amateur Astronomers Find a Brand New Storm on Jupiter

Amateur astronomers have discovered a new storm near the Great Red Spot.

5 months ago

Ep. 535: Astronomy-Related Things To Do This Summer

It's summertime, and time for our annual Astronomy Cast hiatus. But that doesn't mean that the astronomy adventure has to…

1 year ago

Weekly Space Hangout: Feb 28, 2018: Will Kalif’s “See It With A Small Telescope”

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )…

3 years ago

91 Astronomers Combine 1000 Images Into One Amazing Journey to Jupiter

Using 1000 images taken by amateur astronomer, filmmaker Peter Rosen has created a film that takes viewers on virtual journey…

4 years ago

At ISO 400,000, This 6-Minute Film Shows Why We Love the Night Sky

Obviously, you’ve seen timelapse videos of the night sky because we share them here on Universe Today all the time.…

4 years ago

Watch Where You Point That ‘Scope: Police Mistake Telescope for a Gun

One more thing amateur astronomers might need to worry about besides clouds, bugs, and trying to fix equipment malfunctions in…

5 years ago

Nobody Knows What These Mysterious Plumes are on Mars

In March 2012, amateur astronomers began observing unusual clouds or plumes along the western limb of the red planet Mars.…

6 years ago

Stunning Amateur Timelapse of Jupiter ‘Re-enacts’ Voyager Flyby

Back in the 1970's when NASA launched the two Voyager spacecraft to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, I remember being…

6 years ago

Amazing Manual Trailing of Sirius and More Astrophotos from Pakistan

Ever notice how the brilliant star Sirius appears to change colors right before your eyes? Astrophotographer Roshaan Bukhari from Pakistan…

6 years ago