In his third “insider blog” about the New Horizons mission, principle investigator Alan Stern offers a look at the timetable for getting results from the historic flyby.
New data on Pluto’s moons show that the system is more bizarre than previously thought.
Amateur observers helped reveal a rare eclipse of a close stellar pair known as b Persei by a third companion star.
Starry cannibalism of Wolf-Rayet Star Nasty 1 may offer clues as to how massive, pre-supernova stars evolve.
Jupiter and Venus form a nice evening pair, and Saturn is the brightest point glowing in the southeast after dark.
Stars may appear static, but they’re on the move. Put these two speed demons on your observing list this summer. When you return in a year or two, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Watch as the two brightest planets – Venus and Jupiter – edge closer together and culminate on June 30th with a dramatically close pairing.
The International Year of Light is well underway and provides a host of opportunities for astronomy outreach. Find out what programs and resources are available!
Every amateur astronomer needs a good star map. And this weekend is the best time to buy!