Finally, a live webcast of the solstice sunrise.
The Quadrantid meteor shower peaks on the morning of Friday, January 4th, with the best viewing opportunity between 1 a.m. and dawn.
The annual Quadrantid meteor shower is one of the year's best but to catch them you'll need to brave the cold on the night of January 34.
An 800-foot-wide chunk of rock will pass less than a half million miles from Earth on the night of January 28th.
It was faint, and it zipped across the sky at 3° per hour but 2007 TU24 could be spotted with a good scope if you knew where and when to look.
The sky's two brightest objects (aside from the Sun and Moon) are rapidly approaching each other in the pre-dawn sky.
After downloading this easy-to-follow sky tour, you'll have a front-row seat for Venus and Jupiter dancing in the dawn, Mars riding high among winter's evening stars, and a total lunar eclipse on February 20th.
To enjoy the annular eclipse of the Sun on February 7, 2008, you either had to be an Antarctic penguin or a very dedicated and well-prepared traveler.
Here's all you need to know to help us measure the size of Earth's shadow on Dec. 10, 2011.
Your images from Wednesday night's total eclipse of the Moon are pouring in.
A special event occurs on March 5th in broad daylight. If you're in the central or western US, you can use a wide-field scope to try to see Venus disappearing behind the thin waning Moon.
How bad is the light pollution where you live? How many stars can you see on a dark night? Last year the GLOBE at Night project tallied 8,500 star-counting estimates from around the world. That's great but we can do better! All it'll take is 30 minutes and a clear evening between...
Download this podcast to your MP3 player, and you'll be able to navigate the March evening sky like a seasoned stargazer. Find Mars, Saturn, Orion, the Twins of Gemini, and more! Host: S&T's Kelly Beatty. (6MB MP3 download: running time: 6m10s)
If your evening sky is clear on Tuesday, April 8th, head out soon after sunset to catch a beautiful celestial scene.
The occultation of the Pleiades by the crescent Moon on April 8th was plagued by haze in Boston, but magnificent nonetheless.
It's extremely unusual for a star that's visible to the unaided eye to be momentarily blotted out by a chunk of rock flying through outer space. But that's what's going to happen early on the morning of Thursday, April 17th, over the most densely populated section of the United States.
Details of the next total solar eclipses are yours for the mailing.
Mercury is normally elusive, but it's putting on an extraordinarily good evening show for observers at mid-northern latitudes from late April through mid-May 2008.
Comet C/2007 W1 (Boattini) has reached 5th magnitude as of early June. It's now visible only from the Southern Hemisphere. When it reappears for northerners in July, will it be naked-eye?
The Red Planet travels through one of the biggest and brightest star clusters in the sky from May 21st to the 24th. As a warm-up, stargazers watched Mars pass a hair's-breadth north of 5th-magnitude Eta Cancri on the evening of May 19th in easternmost America and the morning of the 20th in western Europe.
For a few days each May, you might see the International Space whenever it passes overhead throughout the night.
Every evening in August and September 2008, just after sunset, four planets and two first-magnitude stars combine to form fascinating and ever-changing patterns.
Comet Boattini, now faintly visible to the unaided eye from sites without light pollution, is climbing rapidly higher in the Northern Hemisphere's dawn sky.
Mark your calendar for a meteor watch on the morning of Tuesday, August 12th.
On Friday night, September 19–20, observers in northeastern North America, eastern Canada, and western Europe have a fine chance to watch the Moon cover up stars in the Pleiades.