Among globular clusters, the immense Omega Centauri is widely regarded as the most impressive in the sky. Its deep southern location makes this object challenging to spot — but it can be done, as Italian observer Giuseppe Pappa explains.
Dominick Rowan, a senior in the Science Research program at Byram Hills High School in New York, helped discover a Jupiter-mass exoplanet in a 6.5-year orbit around its star and calculate the frequency of Jupiter analogs in other systems.
Amateur astronomer Phillip Kane gives some advice on organizing "your" observing experts to assist you at the eyepiece.
Scientists at the Magellan Telescope grabbed the opportunity to observe crystal clear stars with one of the world's most sophisticated optics systems.
Amateur observers helped reveal a rare eclipse of a close stellar pair known as b Persei by a third companion star.
It’s time to get away from all those city lights and gather together to share in the secrets of the universe.
Amateur astronomer Mark McCarthy share a report of his second run at the Herschel Sprint.
Reader Michael Knowles discovered the glory of a Sun halo while paragliding above the French Alps.
Amateur astronomer Mark McCarthy shares his observing report for his own "Night of Discovery," when he recreated Herschel's legendary "sprint" of April 11, 1785.