Tiny, greenish white, and harder to see every day, Comet ISON is descending toward the sunrise horizon and its November 28th perihelion.
The Sun will rise on November 3rd with a big bite missing from its lower half for viewers from Florida to Labrador.
Soon after sunset on September 8th, look in that direction to see a dramatic sight: a pretty crescent Moon paired closely with dazzling Venus, the "Evening Star."
Comet ISON has been imaged low in the dawn at only 14th magnitude. This suggests a modest showing late this year for the supposed "comet of the century."
The Perseid meteor shower, an annual celestial event beloved by millions of skywatchers around the world, returns to the night sky this week.
Last Wednesday a white-dwarf star erupted in the constellation Delphinus, producing the brightest nova since 2007. It's currently shining at magnitude 4.9.
In late May 2013, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury swirl through the tightest naked-eye planet trio the world will see until 2026. The show continues into June.
Here's how to spot Comet PanSTARRS low in the west after sunset when it's at its best, from about March 12th to 18th.
Jupiter joins the Moon for a spectacularly close pairing in the evening of January 21, 2013.
If it’s clear late Thursday night, December 13th, 2012, keep a lookout high overhead for the shooting stars of the Geminid meteor shower.
On August 31st, a full Moon will rise for the second time this month (the first time was on August 1st). Many people call the second full Moon in a calendar month a "Blue Moon" — but it didn't start out that way.
NASA's Curiosity lander will finally land on Mars on August 6th. But how many people know that you can go out after sunset and spot Mars for yourself with your unaided eyes?
On June 5th in North and Central America, and June 6th in Asia, Australia, and most of Europe, the planet Venus will cross in front of the Sun.
The Perseid meteors should put on the peak of their yearly display late this Saturday night and early Sunday morning (August 11-12, 2012).
An assortment of photographs and illustrations for the upcoming transit of Venus across the face of the Sun.
People with clear skies across most of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will experience a partial eclipse of the Sun late Sunday afternoon.
Venus and Jupiter, have been an eye-catching duo in the western sky after sunset. Week by week they've been gradually sliding closer together, and their celestial performance is about to culminate.
December 30, 2011 Contact: Alan M. MacRobert, Senior Editor 617-864-7360 x2151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality graphics; see details at end. Celestially speaking, 2012 opens with a bang. The Quadrantid meteor shower, one of the best displays of "shooting stars" all year, will peak in the hours before dawn...
December 29, 2011 Contact: Alan M. MacRobert, Senior Editor 617-864-7360 x2151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality graphics; see details at end. As the gift-giving season comes to an end, maybe now you've got a shiny new telescope to call your own. Congratulations — you're on your way to discovering...
Early risers in western North America can watch the full Moon go through a total eclipse before or during dawn this Saturday morning, December 10, 2011.
Contacts: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 617-864-7360 x2151, macrobert@SkyandTelescope.com J. Kelly Beatty, Senior Contributing Editor 617-416-9991, email@example.com Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by high-quality illustrations; see end of release. Earth is about to be visited by the largest close-approaching asteroid on record. Known as 2005 YU55, it is about a quarter mile (400...
Over the next two weeks, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter gather dramatically low in the eastern twilight before sunrise.
Contacts: Robert Naeye, Editor in Chief 617-864-7360 x2144, rnaeye@SkyandTelescope.com Sky & Telescope magazine is releasing a new application for all Android mobile devices, S&T SkyWeek, and the publisher is making the app available to all users for free. "We thought it would be the perfect way to celebrate Sky & Telescope's 70th-anniversary year to...
Two bright planets form an eye-catching pair low in twilight Sunday through Wednesday, March 13 16, 2011.
Leif J. Robinson, Sky & Telescope magazine's editor in chief from 1980 to 2000, died Sunday at his home in Costa Rica.