A team of astronomers took the long view (18 years long, in fact) to catch a star in the act of forming.
Take a look to the west in evening twilight this weekend to see Venus swing close to the Pleiades. And with the Moon out of the evening sky, see if you can spot the Beehive Cluster with your unaided eye!
In a borderline eclipse of the Moon like last Saturday’s, the difference between “total” and “partial” depends on some crucial assumptions. Here’s the whole story at last.
Jupiter’s four brightest moons continue to eclipse and occult one another, but time is running out. Only a few easy-to-see events remain. See them soon or wait six more years!
The brightest nova since 2013 has, since March 15th, erupted, peaked, dimmed, repeaked, and suddenly dropped. It’s still visible in binoculars before dawn, a bit higher in the southeast every morning.
Amateur skygazers can satisfy their celestial cravings with Globe at Night, International Dark-Sky Week, Astronomy Day, and Global Astronomy Month.
Amateur astronomy has lost a true pioneer, a keen observer who founded the worldwide Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers.