Observing News & Current Celestial Events

Sky & Telescope is your one-stop shop for the latest in celestial events. Whether you want to find out how to observe a new comet or are just curious about what’s in the sky tonight, we’re here to help. For more than 70 years we’ve kept our readers up to speed on eclipses, meteor showers, and the planets. When there’s a new supernova, come here to find sky charts and the latest news on how bright it is. Interested in honing your skills in astrophotography or observing techniques? We have webinars to help you learn from the experts. Wondering what the weather on the Sun has been like recently (or why you can’t see any sunspots with your solar filter)? We have you covered. From asteroids briefly blocking out stars to beautiful conjunctions of Venus and Jupiter, our blogs and podcasts will help you navigate the wonders of the night sky.

Moon-Jupiter-Saturn on Aug 9

August 2019: Stars of Summer

Download August's Sky Tour astronomy podcast for tips on observing the Perseid meteor shower and the key planets, stars, and constellations in the evening skies of summer.

Evening view on June 28, 2019

June 2019: Peekaboo Planets

This month's Sky Tour podcast starts with a solstice update and a rundown of lunar phases, then helps you find four planets in the evening sky along with the best stars and constellations of early summer.