The sky provides. This winter, the fading of Betelgeuse caught us all by surprise. Now, as January wraps up, we can add a new comet discovery and a supernova bright enough to see in a 6-inch telescope to an ever-growing list of seasonal sky wonders.
Here are some great books, star charts, and other observing accessories to help you get the most out of your new telescope.
The Alpha Monocerotids happened as predicted, even if not quite as we expected.
Circle the date November 21st on your calendar, when a brief but potentially spectacular meteor storm might light up the night.
A potentially hazardous asteroid makes a flyby of Earth this Friday, offering amateurs with modest telescopes a chance to ride along.