Amazing New Views of Near-Earth Asteroid
When large asteroid 2014 JO25 cruised past Earth on April 19th, Goldstone and Arecibo radars were at the ready.
Watery Skies of “Warm Neptune” Hint at Planet’s Formation
Astronomers have detected water in the cloud-free skies of “warm Neptune” HAT-P-26b – a clue to the larger mystery of how these planets formed.
This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 12 – 20
Three zero-magnitude stars shine after dark in May: Arcturus high in the southeast, Vega much lower in the northeast, and Capella in the northwest. On Thursday, catch a double-shadow event on Jupiter.
Watch Comet Johnson Sprint Through Boötes
Another binocular comet? You better believe it. Comet Johnson takes center stage at nightfall this month and next.
Tour May’s Sky: Big Dipper Leads the Way
Listen to May’s astronomy podcast to learn why the Big Dipper is the “Swiss Army Knife” of the late-spring northern sky.
“Lights All Askew:” How a Solar Eclipse Made Einstein Famous
Why are some scientists world-famous but not others? Narrative, even one as simple as “starlight bends,” turns out to be a powerful tool for making sense of science.
Call for Nominations: Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award
The Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award recognizes excellence in astronomical research by American amateur astronomers. Nominations are now open!