What's Up for February 2017

Use Venus and Mars to find the zodiacal light, plus two comets and the brightest asteroid. Find more astronomy information and events in your area by visiting ...

What's Up for April 2017

What's up in the night sky this April? Jupiter, king of the planets, is visible all night long, and the Lyrid meteor shower peaks on April 22. For more astronomy ...

Tonight's Sky: April 2017

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." Skies should be fairly dark for this year's annual ...

Tonight's Sky: July 2017

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In July, large planets preside over southern skies ...

What's Up: April 2017

On April 7th Jupiter reaches opposition, when it shines brightest and appears largest. The solar system is lined up so that Jupiter, Earth and the sun form a ...

What's Up for August 2017?

The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, will trace a narrow path across the nation, though most of the U.S. will see a partial eclipse. Here's what to do before, ...

What's Up for August 2016

How to spot Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, as well as the and the annual Perseid meteor shower. For more summertime skywatching tips, visit ...