It's still not clear what will become of Jupiter's Little Red Spot after the recent collision with its two larger siblings.
Tuesday morning's total lunar eclipse made for a stunningly dark, beautiful sight.
The 23rd annual Mount Kobau Star Party took place from August 19th to 26th in the interior of British Columbia. As usual, a hearty group of amateur astronomers braved the elements to plumb Kobau's dark skies for astronomical treasures. And joining them this year was the spirit of Edward Emerson Barnard.
Here are some plausible-sounding ideas that turn out to be less than true.
If you think all galaxies are faint, fuzzy blobs, think again. Here are two easily-seen galaxies that will change your mind.
I arrived at the Sky & Telescope offices this morning, feet still slightly numb from a cold night spent observing the Leonid meteor shower, wondering how I was going to summarize what I and countless other East Coast amateurs had seen. As it turned out, I didn’t have to go any farther than my colleague…
Summer star-party season is in high gear. Among the events held on the weekend of July's dark of the Moon were two premier annual gatherings one in Washington State and another in British Columbia, Canada.
During March and April, the open cluster M44 in Cancer is easy to find just look for it beside brilliant Jupiter.
Jupiter is without doubt the most dynamic planet for amateur astronomers. From night to night, its appearance in backyard telescopes changes at an amazing rate, and as if to emphasize the point, Jupiter currently is undergoing a historic event. John McAnally, assistant coordinator of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers Jupiter section (ALPO), issued…