With all the interest in August’s sky spectacular, it’s no surprise that you can find lots of great information about solar eclipses. Here are some favorite resources chosen by the editors of Sky & Telescope magazine: Books About Eclipses In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses by Anthony…
Learn about solar eclipses in this DIY solar eclipse activity. All you need is a tape measure, a long stick, a small sphere, and a sunny day.
Buzz Aldrin experienced totality twice in space — once on Gemini XII, then on Apollo 11. Next up: Idaho.
With two months to go until the total solar eclipse on August 21, it's time to get planning — if you haven't already!
Die-hard eclipse chasers have journeyed to the Southern Hemisphere to catch a short but dramatically thin "ring" eclipse of the Sun this weekend.
50-mm refractor and solar filter kits
Where will you be on August 21, 2017 - when a total solar eclipse will be seen from Oregon to South Carolina? Find out what you need to know now to start planning for the big event.
Eclipse-related outreach activities will abound this August, but how do we best capitalize on this rare celestial event after it happens? Astronomers Without Borders has developed a Sun-focused curriculum and is looking for volunteers to help teachers implement it.
Our star is an amazing object to observe, whether by eye or with optical aid. These time-tested tips will let you see the solar disk worry-free.
Looking at the Sun is harmful to your eyes at any time, partial solar eclipse or no. Fortunately, there are many easy ways to watch the show safely.
Take 10 minutes with this article and become an eclipse expert for family and friends.
If you want the best results from your eclipse photos, you'll need to do some processing. Equipment Editor Sean Walker walks us through processing photos from the 2010 Easter Island eclipse.
When limited time and a powerful on-shore wind scrapped the author’s plans for photographing the eclipse, he simply propped his telescope on a rock wall and hit the shutter button — with stunning results.
Solar finders help you point out the obvious (the Sun) without damaging your eyes or equipment. Here are some easy homemade solutions for you to try.
Think the total solar eclipse is "sold out"? Think again — and grab your camping gear. Private campsites and RV parks within the long path of totality are still available for those willing to travel.
Join a citizen-science campaign on August 21st to record 90 minutes of the Sun's changing corona. You'll need your smartphone and the Megamovie Mobile app.
The celestial event of this young century — the great American total solar eclipse of 2017 — is now just weeks away. The biggest remaining question is, where will you be when the Moon’s shadow arrives?