On these late-summer evenings after the sun has set, look low in the southern sky for the classical Archer: the constellation Sagittarius.
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!
Scorpions can deliver a nasty sting, but in the tail of this cosmic arachnid there's a cluster of glittering jewels: the hundred-or-so stars of the Messier 7 cluster, located 800 light-years away in the constellation Scorpio. Continue reading →
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.
For those who understand the Cosmos, or at least part of it, hold the key to explaining some wonderful sights.
Throughout the year there are many beautiful sights to be seen above our heads, but the crisp dark nights are without doubt the best for hunting down celestial wonders.
The Summer Triangle is one of the most easily recognized groups of stars in Northern Hemisphere skies -- Let's dive right in!
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