Astronomy Blogs

Peruse our blogs and you’ll find editors and contributors to Sky & Telescope writing about everything from celestial events to astrophotography to upcoming space launches:

  • Explore the Night with Bob King – take a closer look at your night sky
  • Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson – find out what’s new in spaceflight, with an astronomy angle
  • Astrophotography with Jerry Lodriguss – learn tips and techniques for astro-imaging
  • Cosmic Relief by David Grinspoon – musings on life on other planets and our own
Just Saying Hello

See a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid From Your Backyard

Get ready for 2014 JO25, the biggest asteroid to fly this close to Earth since 2004. Good news — even a 3-inch telescope will show it! Update: See below for a radar image and animation of 2014 JO25 captured by NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar on April 18, 2017. Every week, a handful of new Earth-approaching asteroids…

Curlicue Madness

Jupiter Close, Bright, and Up All Night

It's easy to like Jupiter. No other planet offers such a bounty of amazing sights through the telescope, especially this week when it reaches opposition.  On April 7th, the largest planet in the solar system will rise at sunset and shine all night. That's the date Jupiter lines up behind the Earth in opposition. The…

Bright Supernova Beckons

Bright Supernova Erupts in NGC 5643 in Lupus

A recently discovered supernova in Lupus now shines around magnitude +11.5, bright enough to see in a modest telescope. With photos and maps, we'll get you there. I wished I lived in Georgia and not just for the peach trees and warmer weather. No, I'd be able to get up early tomorrow morning to marvel at…