Jupiter's Circulating Current
Amateurs capture Jupiter's spots in the act of jumping belts.
Dust Continues to Blanket Mars
Dust storms have curtailed all rover activity for nearly a month.
Dust Storm Erupts on Mars
Earlier this week amateur astronomers watching Mars spotted a large — and growing — dust cloud over the planet's southern hemisphere.
Venus Plays Hide and Seek
Planetary occultation events are a rare and wonderful treat.
Cameras: Guides & Recommendations
Capture the Sun with Your PST
High-quality hydrogen-alpha photography of the Sun can be done on a modest budget.
First look: Backyard Observatories, FAR Laboratories, and more at NEAF
More gadgets you might have missed at the Northeast Astronomy Forum.
First Look: Meade's MySky, 20-inch RCX
At the Northeast Astronomy Forum, Meade unveiled a working prototype of their portable planetarium, mySKY. Read our first look now.
First Look: Tele Vue Ethos and New Astro-Physics Refractors
During the next week, we'll be highlighting some interesting telescopes, gadgets, and useful accessories that caught our eye at the Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show. Check back often for more updates.
See You at the Telescope Show
The East Coast's biggest astronomy trade show is April 28–29. The 16th annual event includes a full schedule of speakers and workshops, as well as an exhibit hall full of celestial-equipment vendors.
Stargazing, Family Style
Exploring the night sky is a fun activity for kids of all ages — and it doesn’t require a lot of planning or equipment.
Jupiter's Tumultuous Changes
Cloud patterns on Jupiter are undergoing a major upheaval. Have a look with your telescope before dawn.
New Disturbance in Jupiter's North Temperate Belt
On March 29, 2007, two new white spots appeared on Jupiter. Keep watch as they develop over the coming weeks.
Jupiter's Changing Face
The King of the Solar System is undergoing an atmospheric face-lift
New Horizons to Encounter Jupiter
The speedy Pluto-bound probe prepares for its close encounter with Jupiter on February 28th. As it cruises past, the mission team will use the flyby as a test run, studying Jupiter, its moons, and the young storm Red Spot Jr., using the spacecraft's seven science instruments.
Although there wasn't a storm, the Leonid meteor shower of 2006 did produce a worthwhile display for some.
RegiStax 4 Released
One of the most popular software tools for planetary astrophotographers was just given a major upgrade.
Shadow Transit on Uranus
For the first time in recorded history astronomers witnessed the shadow of one of Uranus's tiny moons travel across the distant planet's cloud tops.
East Coast Imaging Conference
Astrophotographers converged in Philadelphia, PA. to trade tips and learn new techniques.
Advanced Imaging Conference 2005
Astrophotographers of all experience levels convened in San Jose, California, on November 11th to attend the second-annual Advanced Imaging Conference.
Telescope Enthusiasts Converge in California
Clear, dark skies and beautiful spring weather greeted the those who attended the annual Riverside Telescope Making Conference Astronomy Expo.