ESA’s historic Rosetta mission to explore Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ended in dramatic fashion on September 30th.
ALMA, currently the largest telescope array in the world, just took a look at the Hubble Space Telescope’s deepest-ever image, the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. Here’s what it found.
China recently unveiled FAST, the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope.
By Monday, the waxing crescent Moon is thicker and easier to see now in the west-southwest in twilight, though it’s still pretty low. Venus is now about 4° below it (two or three finger-widths at arm’s length).
Early risers get a triple treat this week and next: a ravishing dawn Moon, an excellent apparition of Mercury, and a hint of Halloween in the ghostly zodiacal light.
Tour October’s Sky: Planets in Transition
Download our monthly astronomy podcast to track down Saturn in the evening sky one last time. Mars is still hanging around, and Venus is climbing higher each evening.
The November 2016 issue of Sky & Telescope, just off the press, celebrates the magazine’s 75 years of monthly publication since November 1941 – and recaps the 75 most exciting years for astronomy in human history.
Wondering where to go to witness next year’s total solar eclipse? We at Sky & Telescope are proud to offer a newly developed tour based in eastern Wyoming.