By tapping into some little-know settings, you can make your iPhone use a red screen all the time at night and preserve your dark adaptation.
On the night of March 4th, all you'll need are your eyes to watch the Moon occult Aldebaran. Better yet, place yourself on the graze line.
Still active today, the Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers and its journal got their start on March 1, 1947.
In this month's easy-to-download podcast, find out how you can spot Venus in both the evening and predawn skies.Late in March, Mercury makes an appearance.
Push your telescope to the limit and put your eyes to the test with this series of tight-knit springtime double stars.
Clear skies prevailed across Patagonia in South America, providing intrepid eclipse-chasers with beautiful views of February 26th's annular solar eclipse.
Sirius blazes high in the south these evenings, with bright Canopus due south below, and on Sunday, February 26th, Mars and Uranus are in conjunction.
Die-hard eclipse chasers have journeyed to the Southern Hemisphere to catch a short but dramatically thin "ring" eclipse of the Sun this weekend.
If you're crazy about crescents, you'll find your happy place this week between the Moon and Venus. Meanwhile, we shift our focus from 45P/H-M-P to another famous periodic comet, 2P/Encke.
After dinnertime at this time of year, five carnivore constellations are rising upright in a ragged row. Orion stands highest in early evening.
Many of the deep-sky objects we point our telescopes toward have pleasant surprises, some in plain sight, others hidden and more challenging. Let me introduce you to a few.
With the Moon out of the picture, amateurs can once again check in on comet 45P/H-M-P, now making an appearance in the evening sky.
See a full Moon on Friday and, for most of the Americas, catch a very deep penumbral eclipse of the Moon that happens around sunset or in early evening.
Green-glowing 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova will make an unusually close pass by Earth on Saturday. Watch it boogie across the morning sky this week!
North American observers can watch the Moon flirt with Earth’s shadow on the evening of February 10th.
The first-quarter Moon on Friday is high in the south at sunset. After dark it balances on the dim head of Cetus. Spot Pleiades to its upper left.
Take a high-power ride to seek out baby stars and clotted clouds within the heart of the Orion Nebula.
After dark the Great Square of Pegasus is sinking down in the west, to the right of Venus and Mars. The Big Dipper is creeping up in the north-northeast.
Download our monthly astronomy podcast to spot Venus and Mars in the west — and a celestial unicorn hiding in plain sight among the stars.
The shock and dazzle of Iridium flares will soon be a thing of the past. Here's how to make the most of seeing them before they're replaced by a new generation of satellites.
After dinnertime this week, the Winter Triangle glitters in the southeast. Sirius is its lowest and brightest star, Betelgeuse above, and to their left Procyon.
Late sunrises make it easy to follow the parade of planets at dawn, including a nice apparition of Mercury this week with three successive lunar conjunctions.
On Saturday, the waning gibbous Moon and Regulus rise around 8 p.m. They'll part ways through the night as the Moon moves east along its orbit.
The Sun has been unusually quiet lately. Since the start of 2017, only a single tiny sunspot has made a brief appearance on the solar disk.
Put on a coat, set up your scope, and become a polar explorer as we visit off-the-beaten-path craters and maria in the Moon's arctic vastness.