SKYWATCH: MOST LUMINOUS GALAXY FOUND, THE SKY IN 27,800 AD, AND MORE

LATEST NEWS

The Most Luminous Galaxy

Researchers using NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer have discovered the most luminous galaxy to date.

The Migrating Stars of Cluster 47 Tucanae

Observations of white dwarfs in a densely populated globular cluster confirm astronomers’ expectations that stars migrate to a cluster’s outskirts after losing weight.

Hot Jupiters: Cloudy or Clear?

New analysis of Kepler observations shows that hot Jupiters’ temperatures might predict their weather report.

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 29 – June 6

The bright Moon shines near Spica and Saturn at dusk. And with a full Moon on Tuesday, it’s time to turn our scopes from deep-sky objects to double stars.

Will We Still Recognize the Sky in 27,800 AD?

With Arcturus as our touchstone, we set off in a virtual time machine to visit the sky of the distant future.

Tour June’s Sky: An Epic Planet Pairing

Watch as the two brightest planets — Venus and Jupiter — edge closer together and culminate on June 30th with a dramatically close pairing.

COMMUNITY

NEAF 2015 Product Videos Are Here!

As amateur astronomers gathered several weeks ago at the 24th annual Northeast Astronomy Forum, they caught first glimpses of hot new products showcased at one of the world’s largest astronomy trade shows.

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