A space launch marking a new era is departing from the Virginia coast this Wednesday evening, and if you live anywhere along a wide area of the US Eastern seaboard, you’ll have a great opportunity to witness the launch with your own eyes....―
A key mystery in observational lunar astronomy may be at least partially resolved. An interesting study appeared recently in the British Astronomical Association’s (BAA) March 2013 edition of their Lunar Section Circular. The study is one of...―
It’s falling out of the news but Comet PANSTARRS still lives! You can still see it in a clear sky near you with nothing more than a pair of binoculars. And thanks to guidance from the bright zigzag of Cassiopeia, it’s easier than ever ...―
Have you ever done a Messier Marathon? Want to try it online from the comfort of your own home? Astrophysicist Gianluca Masi will host a webcast today (April 9, 2013) at 18:00 UTC (2 pm EDT). You can join in at this link, and explore the many...―
Comet PANSTARRS has peaked, but astronomers are still keeping an eye on this comet to try and determine what its future might hold. The team from the Remanzacco Observatory has just produced some really interesting views of Comet PANSTARRS, with a...―
A star party favorite is about to return to evening skies. The planet Saturn can now be spied low to the southeast for northern hemisphere observers (to the northeast for folks in the southern) rising about 1-2 hours after local sunset this early...―
Take the next few nights to celebrate the stars! The International Dark Sky Week is a worldwide event, and part of Global Astronomy Month – going on now! The goals of IDSW are to appreciate the beauty of the night sky and to raise awareness ...―
Those handheld green lasers pointers may not be as harmless as you thought. A recent study released by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has revealed an alarming trend. Of 122 hand-held laser pointers tested,...―
We warned you it was going to happen, and here’s visual proof! In this comet encounter of the extragalactic kind, Comet PanSTARRS and the Andromeda Galaxy met each other in the skies above Earth. This great image by Brendan Alexander in ...―
Here’s a quick overview from Jane Houston Jones from JPL of what you can see in the night skies during April 2013. Of special interest is that Saturn’s north pole is now tilted towards Earth, giving us the best view of the rings since...―
We’ve got another comet coming into view this month for northern hemisphere observers as Comet 2011 L4 PanSTARRS moves out of the inner solar system.(...)Read the rest of Comet Lemmon: A Preview Guide for April (969 words) © David...―
Move over, Tolkien & Tryggvadóttir. Yesterday, an announcement was made that the International Astronomical Union (IAU) approved proposed names for nine new craters on the planet Mercury. The names honor deceased writers, artists and...―
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Crock pot cooking is perfect for anyone on the go go go! Well here is a great dinner that ...