The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is now accepting nominations for the Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award.
Late Wednesday night, September 19–20, 2007, observers across much of North America should watch for a possible occultation by asteroid 146 Lucina's satellite.
Amateur observations of variable star PQ Andromedae are needed on September 11-12, 2007, to ensure a successful Hubble campaign.
A suspected dwarf nova is undergoing its first observed outburst and had reached 9th magnitude as of September 5, 2007. More observations are needed.
Please help us accurately map the edge of the Moon by timing occultations of stars during the August 28, 2007, total lunar eclipse.
On Tuesday morning, August 21, 2007, observers across much of North America should watch for a possible occultation by asteroid 146 Lucina's satellite.
On August 8, 2007, variable-star observer Hiroshi Abe discovered a 9th-magnitude nova in Vulpecula. The AAVSO seeks your observations.
This year's Edgar Wilson Award went to three unique amateur comet discoverers.
Astronomers have assembled an armada of telescopes to observe Uranus in a way that hasn't been possible since the 1960s.
The year's best grazing occultation in North America occurs on June 19-20, 2007, when the waxing crescent Moon covers Regulus (Alpha Leonis).
Photometric recordings of Pluto passing near stars, as on the night of May 11-12, 2007, could reveal if it has a ring system.
A very old dust trail from Halley's Comet could enhance this meteor shower on May 6, 2007.
On Tuesday evening, April 17, 2007, observers in Georgia and Florida will get a chance to watch asteroid 411 Xanthe cover the 4.2-magnitude star Iota Cancri.
From late April through mid-May 2007, professionals are seeking amateur observations of four X-ray binaries and a cataclysmic variable star.
The International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA) announced on April 3, 2007, the release of a free e-book, Chasing the Shadow: The IOTA Occultation Observer's Manual.
On March 29, 2007, two new white spots appeared on Jupiter. Keep watch as they develop over the coming weeks.
After a two-year search, on March 15, 2007, Australian amateur Terry Lovejoy found his first comet.
The countdown has begun for this important occultation of a 15th-magnitude star by Pluto, due to occur on Sunday morning, March 18, 2007.
The best occultation of a star by Pluto ever predicted for North America will occur between 10:40 and 11:00 Universal Time on Sunday morning, March 18, 2007.
Observers watching the eclipsed Moon with binoculars in northeastern North America on March 3, 2007, wiill see a 5th-magnitude star wink out.
Join our e-mail rapid-response network if you're ready, willing, and able to provide follow-up observations to professionals studying transient sky events.
The next time a massive star explodes in the Milky Way, it will cause a mad scramble among amateur and professional astronomers.
With this kit, you're ready to identify stars that explode.
Whether you scan the heavens with your eyes, a film camera, or a CCD chip, you've probably got what it takes to find the next galactic supernova.
Despite decades of observing in relative isolation from one another, professional and amateur astronomers began to come together in the 1980s.