Skywatching

A Partial Solar Eclipse and the Perseids Round Out August

How about that Total Lunar Eclipse this past July 13th? It has been a busy year for astronomy for sure,…

2 years ago

The Night Sky Magic of the Atacama

There's nothing an astronomer - whether professional or amateur - loves more than a clear dark night sky away from…

3 years ago

Can Astronauts See Stars From the Space Station?

I've often been asked the question, "Can the astronauts on the Space Station see the stars?" Astronaut Jack Fischer provides…

3 years ago

Superbowl Smackdown: Watch the Moon Occult Aldebaran on Sunday

Sure, this Superbowl Sunday brings with it the promise of sacks, fumbles and tackles... but have you ever seen the…

4 years ago

Celebrate the Power of Naked-Eye Observing With New Book

Check out my new book "Night Sky with the Naked Eye" that explores all the wonderful things you can see…

4 years ago

Update on the Bright Nova Delphini 2013; Plus a Gallery of Images from our Readers

Since showing itself on August 14, 2013, a bright nova in the constellation Delphinus -- now officially named Nova Delphini…

7 years ago

Saturn Reaches Opposition on April 28

Saturn is one of the most striking objects to see through a telescope, and it is now at its brightest…

7 years ago

See the “Martian Triangle” in the Sky Tonight!

If -- like me -- you've been focusing on all the great images and news coming from the Mars Science…

8 years ago

Great ISS Sightings – All Nights this Week of April 9

[/caption] Calling all Skywatching and Space Fans ! This is a great week for observing the International Space Station (ISS),…

8 years ago

Timelapse: A Tribute to Sky Gazers

If you've fallen for the enchantment of a night out watching the stars, you'll relate to and revere in this…

8 years ago