Light pollution is insidious in today’s world. This International Dark Sky Week, become inspired to see what you can do to raise awareness.
Are you a solar eclipse enthusiast with an organizational bent? An upcoming virtual workshop geared toward planning for the 2023 and 2024 events could be just the thing for you.
Firefighting crews held the line as wildfire threatened Mount Wilson; an amateur observatory built by the Tri-Valley Stargazers was not so lucky.
The weeklong celebration of the night sky we all share has always been an opportunity for people to connect with each other. This year, connecting with each other takes on a significance all its own.
The astronomer who taught us we are all made of stardust has passed away after celebrating her 100th birthday on August 12, 2019.
As is customary on the first day of April, scientists posted research that breaks out of the box peer-review normally keeps it in.
Organizations have cancelled or rescheduled several star parties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In many cases, organizers are still in the process of making a decision on how and when to hold a given event. Here is an updated calendar of upcoming North American star parties and events, with a…
Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day or boycotting it, anyone visiting this site loves the stars. Here's a chance to participate in an effort to make sure future generations love them too.
Each year, the American Astronomical Society confers the Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award for significant astronomical research carried out by an amateur astronomer. This year the award goes to Dennis Conti of the AAVSO.
It's high summer and time to party — star party, that is. The RAC Summer Star Party offered fun, friends, and some good, clear nights this year. As is typical for New England, the spring season was wet and cloudy with few opportunities for extended observing sessions. But at least…