The RAC Summer Star Party
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…
Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower at Its Peak
Plan for optimal conditions for the year’s Perseid meteor shower, early in the mornings of August 12th and 13th.
See Saturn at Its Highest & Brightest This Week
Saturn arrives at opposition on June 27th, very close to the time of full Moon.
Observing Carbon Stars
Expand your observing plans by adding a few of these red-orange carbon stars.
Spring Astronomy Day 2018
Looking for something to do on Saturday? Make plans to celebrate Astronomy Day on April 21st!
Astronomy Books: Wrapping Up 2017
Read our reviews of books covering everything from stars and galaxies to the Moon and planets, perfect for amateur astronomers and space fans.
Images to Inspire: Solar Eclipse Pictures
We've gathered some of the best pictures of past solar eclipses, total and partial, from our online photo gallery to serve as inspiration for your eclipse photography
Total Solar Eclipse: All-Sky Maps
Wondering what you'll see during the total solar eclipse on August 21st? Use our all-sky maps to figure it out!
Star Party Season
Summer means star parties, and star parties mean fun. Read about my adventures at the annual Cherry Springs and Table Mountain gatherings.
News and Views from NEAF 2017
Our editors have just returned from the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), the world's largest astronomy and space tradeshow.
Jupiter Greets Crescent Moon in the Pre-Dawn Sky
On Friday, October 28th, the waning crescent Moon and brilliant Jupiter get together for an early morning conjunction.
Annular Solar Eclipse Wrap-Up
The annular solar eclipse visible over south-central African and parts of the Indian Ocean was a dazzling crowd pleaser!
Spring Astronomy Day 2016
Join your local amateur astronomy community in celebrating Spring Astronomy Day on May 14, 2016.
Astronomy Day + International Observe the Moon Night = Weekend of Fun
Look to your local astronomy club for a day and night of observing activities for Fall Astronomy Day and International Observe the Moon Night.
See Pluto in 2015
It’s been a fantastic year for Pluto, and it’s only going to get more so. What better time to make your first (or second!) attempt at spotting the dwarf planet? Read on for a few tips to help you locate this dim object in the summer sky.
Uranus and Neptune in 2015
This article gives directions for finding Uranus and Neptune from June 2015 through March 2016.
Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky
Observing Report: Revisiting the Herschel Sprint
Amateur astronomer Mark McCarthy share a report of his second run at the Herschel Sprint.
The King Holds Court — Jupiter at Opposition
Jupiter reaches opposition on February 6, 2015. Find out how to see the planet king at its best.
Partial Solar Eclipse Roundup
Readers share their experiences of the October 23, 2014 partial solar eclipse.