Join a live webinar tour of the signature winter constellations — Orion, Canis Major, Taurus and company — and a discussion of what constellations are all about with Tony Flanders.
Gossip is racing around the physics and astronomy community: has LIGO finally heard its first black-hole merger? Here’s the reality.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has finally spotted the impact of the Apollo 16 booster, more than 43 years after it happened.
Astronomers have created an age-map of 70,000 stars spanning our galaxy, ushering in a new era of galactic archaeology.
All amateur Michael Sidonio wanted was a pretty astro-image of NGC 253. What he got instead was credit for discovering a rare dwarf galaxy.
Astronomers looking for clones of a massive and famously unstable star in the Southern Hemisphere sky have found five in other galaxies.
An early peak at a forming star system reveals tantalizing clues about its origin.
Astronomers are now finding dozens of fast-moving runaway stars by searching for the bow shocks they create in interstellar gas and dust.
The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled new stamps, to be issued later this year, that feature 10 solar-system objects — including Pluto.
An innovative and tiny thruster design could prove the future of interplanetary exploration with the tiny satellites known as CubeSats.
The Quadrantid meteors, the year's least-observed major meteor shower, should be in plain sight when it peaks early on January 4th.
The first month of 2016 offers a close pairing of Venus and Saturn before dawn, a strong meteor shower, and a parade of bright stars after sunset.
Mercury is usually a shy and elusive catch for naked-eye skywatchers, but for the next few days it shows itself boldly if you look at the right time.
An unexpected omnibus spending package for fiscal year 2016 raises NASA's funding.
Sky & Telescope predicts that the two best meteor showers in 2016 will be the Quadrantids in early January and the Perseids in mid-August.
Thousands of telescopes are given and received as gifts during the holidays. But once you've assembled your new treasure, then what? Moon, stars, planets? The editors of Sky & Telescope magazine point the way.
Are enigmatic gullies seen on many steep Martian slopes caused by liquid water or instead by episodic coatings of frozen carbon dioxide?
A mechanical problem in the spacecraft's seismometer can't be fixed before the planned launch date, so NASA managers have postponed the mission until 2018.
For the first time, astronomers have predicted the appearance of a supernova.
Scientists and engineers gathered together to figure out what would make a good Martian landing site and what hurdles they’ll have to overcome for a 2035 launch.
China's recently launched Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) takes the hunt for elusive dark matter to space.
Infrared observations by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal jets from forming stars.
Following a wildly popular contest, the International Astronomical Union has named 14 stars and 31 planets that orbit them.
Astronomers studying hot Jupiter exoplanets revealed when and how clouds form on these alien worlds.
Results from NASA's Dawn spacecraft hint that the stark brightenings in and near scores of craters on Ceres might result from salty brines seeping onto the surface.