Hankering to discover new systems or better understand our own? Scratch your science itch with these citizen science projects and public data troves.
Happy 30th Birthday, Supernova 1987A!
The first naked-eye supernova since the invention of the telescope lit up the global astronomy world on the morning of February 23, 1987. We’ve learned a lot about how supernovae work since then.
The Moon hangs below Aldebaran, the Hyades, and the Pleiades in the west this evening. But get ready for tomorrow, when the Moon blocks Aldebaran from view.
On the night of March 4th, all you’ll need are your eyes to watch the Moon occult Aldebaran. Better yet, place yourself on the graze line.
Push your telescope to the limit and put your eyes to the test with this series of tight-knit springtime double stars.
In this month’s easy-to-download podcast, find out how you can glimpse Venus in both the evening and predawn skies.
Clear skies prevailed across Patagonia in South America, providing intrepid eclipse-chasers with beautiful views of February 26th’s annular solar eclipse.
By tapping into some little-know settings, you can use your iPhone at night and preserve your dark adaptation.
Wow. That is news to me. I did not know there was a red-light filter for cell phones that helped with fighting night pollution. Very good to know.