You might want to step outside tomorrow night (July 12), when a bulging supermoon will rise in the evening sky.
On Tuesday evening (May 13), as the moon, just one night from full phase rises in the east-southeast sky it will be accompanied by a very bright yellowish-white 'star' shining off to its lower left. That 'star' will be the planet Saturn.
The Eta Aquarid shower is coming, but where do the meteors come from and how can we see them?
On April 8, Mars will be at opposition in the night sky -- here's how you can get the best astronomical viewing opportunities.
In the early hours of Thursday morning, asteroid 163 Erigone will pass directly in front of the bright star Regulus, blocking it from view -- and if you live on the U.S. East Coast, you can watch it happen!
If your sky is clear tonight (Feb. 10), be sure to check out the southeast sky about an hour or so after sundown for an eye-catching site: Jupiter and the moon shining together.
John Dobson, inventor of the Dobsonian mount for telescopes, passed away at the age of 98 in January, but he left behind a wonderful legacy for modern amateur astronomers.
The Discovery News 'Telescope Primer' for carefree stargazing... and less frustration during those chilly nights.
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