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.
With the sad demise of Comet ISON fresh in our minds, it's worth remembering that there's plenty more (and perhaps more impressive) lumps of space ice where that came from.
For those who understand the Cosmos, or at least part of it, hold the key to explaining some wonderful sights.
It may or may not become the 'Comet of the Century' but Comet ISON is certainly a delight to see in the night sky. Here's how you can see the icy visitor before it makes close approach with the sun.
Want to track the potential "Comet of the Century" as it travels through the inner solar system? Now's your chance. Continue reading →
Get ready for a stellar show. The much-anticipated Comet ISON is now visible to the naked eye according to reports from many observers.
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