One of the leading American astronomers and astronomical historians of the 20th century died on January 11, 2007.
A magnificent rendezvous between the planet of love and the bright orb of the Sun. One of the most celebrated phenomena in astronomy. A sight unseen by anyone alive today. With superlatives like these describing a transit of Venus, it is little wonder that astronomers are eagerly awaiting the next one — June 8,...
Long-suppressed documents from the 1840s are changing one of the best-known stories in the history of astronomy.
Percival Lowell's imfamous "spokes on Venus" may have simply been a reflection of structures in his own eye.