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Astronomy & Observing News

Solar Cycle Solved?

Researchers tracking material deep inside the Sun think that they have solved the mystery of the 11-year sunspot cycle — and they they can predict the next cycles' strength.

Celestial News & Events

A Surprise Comet in the Dawn

Comet Pojmanski has brightened more than expected as it enters the dawn sky for Northern Hemisphere observers. Can you spot it with binoculars?

Celestial News & Events

Near-Earth Asteroid Flyby, March 6–10

Catch the 12th- to 13th-magnitude asteroid 2000 PN9 (23187) crossing the northern sky.

Celestial News & Events

Moon Occults Spica February 17th

The waning gibbous Moon will cover 1st-magnitude Spica for parts of eastern North America on Friday night, February 17, 2006.

Celestial News & Events

Mars Receding in the Evening Sky

Blazing in the eastern sky these evenings, Mars is putting on a rare appearance not to miss.

Celestial News & Events

The Highest Full Moon Overhead

On Thursday, December 15, 2005, the full Moon will be just about at the most northerly declination it can ever attain.S&T: Rick Fienberg. When the Moon is full this Thursday, December 15th, go out around midnight and look up. I mean really up. If you live in the world's midnorthern…

Celestial News & Events

The Christmas Morning Occultation of Spica

Start the holiday a special way: by watching the waning crescent Moon cover a 1st-magnitude star.

Astronomy & Observing News

Astro Image in the News:
Partial Lunar Eclipse

Many watched as the full Moon skimmed the edge of the Earth's shadow on Monday morning, October 17, 2005.

Astronomy & Observing News

A Ring to Remember: the October 3rd Annular Eclipse

The unusually thick annular eclipse of the Sun over Spain and Africa wowed millions.

Celestial News & Events

The October 17th Partial Lunar Eclipse

Western North America and Hawaii get a slight eclipse of the Moon on the morning of Monday, October 17th.

Celestial News & Events

Big Sunspot Group Spawns Flares, Auroras

A very active sunspot group is rotating to face Earth. Radio disruptions have already begun, and auroras may light the night skies.

Celestial News & Events

Venus and Jupiter Kiss in Twilight

This evening brings the much-awaited conjunction of the two brightest planets low in the west-southwest.

Astronomy & Observing News

Supernova in M51

A 14th-magnitude supernova is shining near the nucleus of the Whirlpool Galaxy, M51, after being discovered by an amateur astronomer on June 28, 2005.

Celestial News & Events

Perseids 2005: A First Report

Despite only average rates, this year's shower brought an unusual proportion of bright meteors.

Observing

The Comet After Deep Impact

Follow Comet Tempel 1 with your telescope using our charts — and read what others have been seeing.

Celestial Objects to Observe

The Moon Occults Fiery Antares

Set your alarm clock to watch the last-quarter Moon cross a first-magnitude star on the morning of March 3rd.

Celestial News & Events

The July 17–18 Occultation of Antares

Watch the gibbous Moon cover the bright star Antares on Sunday night — if you're in the right place!

Astronomy & Observing News

Astro News Briefs: June 6–12

Deep Impact's Vision
Bogus Mars Chain Letter

Observing

Three Planets Bunch Up in Twilight

Venus, Mercury, and Saturn are performing a slow dance low in the western sky at dusk.

Asteroid 2 Pallas

Celestial Objects to Observe

Pallas in the Realm of the Galaxies

Catch Pallas, the year's brightest asteroid, as it traverses the Virgo Galaxy Cluster.

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