This month is your last chance to catch Saturn in the evening sky. But Mars is still hanging around, and Venus is climbing higher each evening.
Back in January, a team of observers had a hunch that Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami was rapidly falling apart — and they were right!
Skywatchers in the Eastern Hemisphere will see tonight's full moon skirt through Earth's dusky outer shadow.
NASA's Curiosity rover took time out from its exploration of Mars to capture some dramatic layering in sandstone cliffs.
It's taken nearly two years, but a dedicated search of craggy Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has turned up the long-lost landing craft Philae.
Early evening features Mars and Saturn toward south, but keep an eye out for brilliant Venus climbing up from the west during twilight.
The Sun's second coverup of the year will be an annular solar eclipse whose path crosses south-central Africa and northern Madagascar on September 1st.
It's still a full year away, but next year's coast-to-coast solar eclipse is already a big deal with astronomers worldwide.
Careful tracking of NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveals that Ceres has a rocky core and a thick ice-and-salt crust. Maybe a briny ocean still lies buried inside.
After the Moon sets on August 11–12, the Perseid meteor shower could be unusually rich.
First spied last year, an object designated 2015 RR245 turns out to be one of the largest and most distant objects yet found orbiting the Sun.
A small town with a population of 205 will be the destination for Sky & Telescope's Wyoming solar-eclipse tour in 2017.
Sky & Telescope's astronomy podcast takes you on a guided tour of the night sky. In early evening look for Jupiter in the southwest, with Mars and Saturn embedded in Scorpius toward south.
Sky & Telescope's astronomy podcast takes you on a guided tour of the night sky. After the Sun sinks from view, enjoy watching Mars and Saturn near Scorpius in the southeast and Jupiter near Leo well up in the southwest.
May 9th's transit of Mercury is now history. Countless amateurs — and professionals — watched as the innermost planet had its day in the Sun. It's sometimes the curse of being involved in astronomical outreach that I miss all the action during an important celestial event. For example, I never got to see Comet Shoemaker-Levy…
Join in Monday, May 9th, as tiny Mercury crosses the Sun's disk for the first time since 2006. S&T's exclusive video feeds and expert interviews will air throughout the 7½-hour event.
Sky & Telescope's astronomy podcast takes you on a guided tour of the night sky. Watch for Mars and Saturn near Scorpius before dawn and Jupiter near Leo after sunset.
Astronomers have been searching for companions to the distant dwarf planet Makemake for years. Finally, they've spotted one.
Our state-of-the-art representation of the entire celestial sphere lets you explore the stars above as never before.
If you've never seen the fleet-footed planet Mercury, now is a great time to look for it in the evening sky after sunset.
Join the world’s largest celebration of astronomy — in person or via online webcasts of events — throughout April.
What began as a student's simple idea a decade ago has grown into a worldwide celebration of the night sky and easy ways to reduce light pollution.
This month's astronomy podcast takes you on a guided tour of the night sky. You'll find Mars and Saturn near each other before dawn, while Jupiter and Mercury join the fading constellations of winter in the evening sky after sunset.
Two amateur videos shot early on March 17th show a brief but bright flash on the edge of Jupiter's disk. Did the King of Planets get whacked again?
Observations by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, combined with new modeling of long-term trends, suggest that Pluto's atmosphere is far more dynamic than anyone imagined.