astronomy history

Low-Cost Approach to Scanning Historic Glass Plates Yields an Astronomical Surprise

A new process highlights an innovative way to get old sky images online… and turned up a potential extra-galactic discovery…

3 months ago

Now’s the Time to See Asteroid Pallas at its Best

Looking for something off of the beaten celestial path to observe? The coming weeks will offer telescope users a rare…

7 years ago

A Weird West Tale and the Hunt for Planet Vulcan

One of the most fascinating stories in modern astronomy involves the pursuit of a world that never was. Tomorrow marks…

8 years ago

Remembering the Great Meteor Procession of 1860

“Year of meteors! Brooding year!”  -Walt Whitman July 20th is a red letter date in space history. Apollo 11, the…

8 years ago