Moon Pairs with Jupiter and Venus
The crescent Moon forms two beautiful conjunctions with the two brightest planets during twilight Wednesday and Thursday.
All Eyes on Pluto
July's encounters with two 12th-magnitude stars could rewrite the textbooks on the Pluto-Charon system.
Dance of the Planets Concludes
The grand and beautiful planetary lineup is drawing to a close as Venus approaches Jupiter in the western sky at dusk.
A Saturn Occultation for Europeans
On the evening of the 16th, skywatchers across northern Europe will see the Moon occult Saturn. The occultation takes place at midday in northwestern North America.
Asteroid Occultations in April 2002
North American observers can see a 7th- and a 10th-magnitude star occulted by asteroids this month. Here's when and where to look.
Chi Cygni to Brighten in Early March
The long-period variable Chi Cygni peaks in March. Here's where to find it and what to expect.
Local Times for the Occultation of Saturn
For more than 300 cities throughout North America, the following table tells when the planet Saturn will be covered by the Moon. This event takes place in the afternoon or evening hours of Wednesday, February 20th. Cities are grouped by state or province. First click on the abbreviation of your…
Asteroid Occultations in March 2002
North American observers can see two 10th-magnitude stars occulted by asteroids this March. Here's where to look.
Planetary Occultation Highlights for 2002
Five dozen of these spellbinding events, impossible to predict well until recently, are listed for observers worldwide.
A Saturn-Moon Spectacle
There will be other occultations of Saturn this year — but none with February's prime-time appeal for North American observers.
Juno Goes It Alone
Glimpsing Juno during the first half of 2002 will be a challenge.
Close-Up of an Alien World
The lunar surface consists of more than just craters and mare. Here's a guide to some of the other lunar features.
Vesta Tours the Hyades
This spring, track the third-largest body in the asteroid belt as it passes by the Hyades.
Lunar Occultation Highlights for 2002
Some stars that the Moon covers are so bright, you don’t even need a telescope. Here are some occultation highlights for 2002.
Have You Been Flashed By Iridium?
The Iridium satellites' antenna arrays are almost perfect mirrors. And when they catch the Sun just right — wow!
Martian Flare Watch
Sharp-eyed amateurs have an opportunity to observe a rare phenomenon on another planet and help solve a long-standing puzzle.