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Philip Morrison, 1915–2005

A leading light of physics and science popularization has died at 89.

Celestial News & Events

More on the April 8th Solar Eclipse

Eclipse watchers ducking clouds share some spectacular snapshots.

Celestial News & Events

The April 8th Eclipse: Webcasts and Live Streamings

Most of us just get a partial eclipse or none at all on April 8, 2005, but lots of people and groups in the line of totality or annularity will be webcasting the show. Here are some links.

Astronomy & Observing News

Auroras Aren't Mirror Images

More goes into shaping the Northern and Southern Lights than Earth scientists once thought.

Celestial News & Events

The April 8th Eclipse of the Sun

In early April, observers in many parts of the Americas will see the Moon make a dent in the edge of the Sun.

Celestial News & Events

The April 24th Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Observing an eclipse isn't usually challenging, but detecting the pale outer fringe of Earth's shadow on the full lunar face can be tricky.

Astronomy & Observing News

NGC 1316: Dust in the Wind

Dust clouds silhouetted against the giant galaxy NGC 1316 are all that remain of a swallowed spiral.

Astronomy & Observing News

Astro Image in the News:
Rosetta Buzzes Earth

Many sky photographers caught the little Rosetta probe as it whizzed by Earth on its way to landing on a comet in 2014.

Celestial News & Events

Watch a Spacecraft Buzzing Earth

European observers can catch the interplanetary Rosetta craft zipping by at 8th or 9th magnitude on March 4th.

Astronomy & Observing News

Asteroid 2004 MN4: A Really Near Miss!

Radar results are in: this once-scary asteroid will become a naked-eye object when it skims by Earth in 2029.

Celestial Objects to Observe

Delta Scorpii Still Showing Off

For the fourth summer in a row, the head of the bright constellation Scorpius looks a little unusual.

Celestial News & Events

A Late-Night Jupiter Occultation

The waning Moon covers bright Jupiter before dawn on December 7th for observers in the eastern two-thirds of the US and Canada.

Occultations

A Daytime Occultation of Jupiter

Here's a blue-sky project if ever there was one. The thin waning crescent Moon will occult the second-brightest planet as seen from much of North America on Tuesday, November 9th.

Asteroids

The Closest Whiz-by of Toutatis

An asteroid several kilometers wide will brighten to 9th magnitude and be visible in small telescopes when it passes Earth in late September.

Astronomy & Observing News

Wild, Weird Titan Reveals More Secrets

The most Earthlike world in the solar system is also the strangest ever encountered.

Paths of Vesta and Uranus in late 2004

Asteroids

Spot Vesta (and Uranus)

Two solar-system bodies just below naked-eye brightness can be found with binoculars in eastern Aquarius on October and November evenings: the minor planet 4 Vesta and Uranus.

Astronomy & Observing News

Astro Image in the News:
Something Warm in a Very Dark Place

The Spitzer Space Telescope finds an infrared glow hidden in a dark cloud where nothing ought to be.

Astronomy & Observing News

Astro Image in the News:
Hubble Snaps a Shadow-Spotted Jupiter

Hubble made an infrared movie of Jupiter last March while three of the planet's moons were casting their shadows on its face.

Celestial News & Events

October's Ideal Lunar Eclipse

The total lunar eclipse on October 27th is beautifully timed and placed for skywatchers in the Americas. Don't miss it: it's the last one until 2007.

Astronomy & Observing News

Earth's Twisty Spacewarp

Einstein wins again. Evidence from superstable satellites indicates that Earth's rotation twists the space around us — ever so slightly.

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