While the NSF plans to establish an educational center at the Arecibo Observatory, the institution has stated it will not fund science there.
The International Dark-Sky Association celebrates photography's role in the fight against light pollution. Here are this year's contest winners!
The imminent launch of a BlueWalker satellite, with a giant phased array antenna, portends a brightening night sky. Amateur astronomers can help record these changes with the goal of mitigating them.
New stewardship of Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano that hosts some of the world's largest telescopes, could change the face of astronomy at the summit.
Presenting data as sound can open new opportunities for accessibility, engagement, and discovery, but the technique still faces challenges.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission has found the impact site created March 4th. The crater might help reveal the impactor's identity.
The International Dark-Sky Association’s has summarized more than 300 peer-reviewed studies on the effects of artificial light at night in an effort to help dark-sky advocates.
Astronomers aren't holding back this year, with brand-new submissions to this year's highly prestigious (and fictitious) Acta Prima Aprilia.
The first quantitative assessment of professional telescopes’ carbon footprint finds that these facilities contribute more emissions than all other astronomy research activities combined.
Huge chunks and twisted slabs of dark glass are strewn across a patch of the Chilean Atacama Desert. Do they have a cosmic origin?
Concerned about light pollution? Join a virtual conference this weekend that looks at ongoing global efforts to mitigate it.
Human-made interference, not extraterrestrial technology, is responsible for the first candidate "signal of interest" detected by the project Breakthrough Listen.
The United Nations' Office of Outer Space Affairs is considering issues of light pollution spanning from streetlights to satellites.
The city's parks, facilities, and streetlights will all get dark-sky-friendly lighting, but is it too early for amateur astronomers to get excited?