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Epic Milky Way

November 30, 2018

Sometimes real magic happens in astrophotography. We were on a scouting mission for new imaging sites on our…
Catching Asteroid 3 Juno at Its Best

November 14, 2018

Not all oppositions are created equal. This week’s sky target offers a good case in point, as asteroid…
Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos – the New Book is Out!

October 26, 2018

New Book is Out! Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer. It seems really surreal…
New Free Photographic Exhibition to reach for the stars this November at Dublin’s National Botanic Gardens

October 23, 2018

A new exhibition, Images of Starlight 2018, featuring a collection of astronomy photographs by Irish amateur astronomers and…
2018 Prospects for Obscure Comet 38P Stephan-Oterma

October 5, 2018

Ready for one more? While all eyes are still following Comet 21/P Giacobini-Zinner as it glides through northern…
Can You See the Stars in Austria?

October 4, 2018

Austria is one of the more active countries when it comes to dark night skies, although there is…
Simple Aids for Watching the Full Moon

August 21, 2018

Next full moon will be on August 26. Take a look, you might be surprised how many details…
The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos – the Book

July 31, 2018

Have you ever wanted to get into the hobby of astronomy but don’t know where to start? It…
Catch Comet C/2017 S3 PanSTARRS in Outburst

July 30, 2018

Comets are one of those great question marks in observational astronomy. Though we can plot their orbits thanks…
Mars Meets the MiniMoon During the Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century

July 25, 2018

One of the top astronomy events of 2018 occurs on the evening of Friday, July 27th, when the…
Do-It-Yourself Science: Because We Are All Explorers

April 12, 2018

In the mornings, Sylvia Beer sits at the desktop computer in her living room with a cup of…
Bye, Bye Winter Sky

March 29, 2018

Winter is over! Sometimes the weather gives the opposite impression, but if you look at the night sky…
Space image: Mira @ Max

January 9, 2018

Mira currently offers stargazers the rare opportunity to observe its maximum. Mira is a long-period variable red giant…
Can You See the Great Galactic Horse from Your Observing Site?

September 4, 2017

You are lucky if you can answer this question with yes, because this means you have access to…
‘First taste’ video released from citizen science project capturing entire U.S. transit of solar eclipse

August 26, 2017

For most Americans in the path of totality, Aug. 21 was spent in awe of the first transcontinental…
Five Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21

August 14, 2017

The total solar eclipse crossing America on Aug. 21 will be the first eclipse to march from sea…
Sidereal Time 13h: The Hour of Omega Centauri

May 20, 2017

At a time late in spring the sky is unusually dark on cloudless nights at the end of…
The Famous Beehive Cluster in Binoculars

March 21, 2017

Another marvelous binocular object is coming up in the night sky and in our series of bino view…
Canopus Makes its Annual Evening Appearance for Northern Hemisphere Observers

February 6, 2017

Everybody knows Arrakis, the famous desert planet of Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi saga Dune. But who remembers that…
New Imaging Technique for Simulating Binocular Views

January 23, 2017

Stargazing with binoculars is a speedy way to see celestial objects in awesome detail. project nightflight has developed…
The Perseus Double Cluster in Binoculars

December 5, 2016

It’s that season again. And with the long and chilly winter nights awesome binocular objects start populating the…
Space Image: 360 degree Milky Way

July 17, 2016

Now is the time to go out at night and see the splendid Summer Milky Way. These days…
Space Image: Sirius Rising Above Grossmugl Star Walk

January 25, 2016

For the remaining weeks of winter Sirius dominates the evening sky. Being the brightest of all stars in…
A Planetary Quintet is Dancing Across the Skies

January 23, 2016

“When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the…
Space Image: Hidden Hydrogen Marvel

January 11, 2016

Near the head of the constellation Scorpius glows an immense red gas bubble like a celestial ghost. It…
Spotting the Halloween asteroid

October 29, 2015

Details on how backyard astronomers in W. Europe, with clear skies, a telescope and a bit of luck,…
Hunting Prospero

October 29, 2015

A relic of the early Space Age turns 44 years old this week. The United Kingdom’s first and…
A Halloween Season ‘Taurid Meteor Swarm’ on Tap for 2015?

October 29, 2015

Asteroid 2015 TB145 isn’t the only cosmic visitor paying our planet a trick-or-treat visit over the coming week.…
How to See the Spooktacular Halloween Flyby of Asteroid 2015 TB145

October 26, 2015

Trick or treat! I think we’re definitely in for a treat.  2015 TB145  will fly past Earth at a…
Can Lunar Earthshine Reveal Ashen Light on Venus?

October 23, 2015

A recent celestial event provided a fascinating look at a long-standing astronomical mystery. Is the ‘ashen light of…
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