night sky

One of the Brightest Stars in the Sky is Actually a Satellite

Back in the 70s, kids used to look up at the summer sky and try to be the first one…

8 months ago

Many of the World’s Greatest Observatories Suffer from Some Light Pollution

In a recent study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, an international team of researchers examined…

1 year ago

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…

3 years 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…

4 years ago

A Night-Sky Timelapse You Don’t Want to Miss

It's an old story: a couple leave their jobs, sell everything, and live in motorhome to capture footage and imagery…

9 years ago

Simply Breathtaking Night Sky Timelapse: “Huelux” by Randy Halverson

Regular readers of Universe Today will be well-acquainted with the photography and timelapse work of Randy Halverson. He's just released…

10 years ago

Stunning Timelapse: Stargazing in the Canadian Rockies

One of our favorite photographers, Jack Fusco, recently visited Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, one of the worlds largest…

10 years ago

Zodiacal Light Over ESO’s La Silla Observatory

We don't put much stock in astrology or horoscopes here at Universe Today, but there's one thing related to the…

11 years ago

Stunning Astrophotos Reveal the Importance of Dark Skies

The World at Night's (TWAN) annual Earth & Sky photography contest showcases the stunning beauty of the night sky while…

11 years ago

Aurora Over Antarctica: a “Teardrop From Heaven”

"We managed to snap a few photos before Heaven realised its mistake and closed its doors." – Dr. Alexander Kumar…

12 years ago