Just one in three Americans believes the universe was created in a cosmic explosion. Here are five reasons why everyone should.
Astronomers have 900 years to avoid the possibility, albeit small, of a kilometer-wide asteroid impact with Earth.
The mysteries of Saturn’s rings exasperated Galileo. This information would’ve lowered his blood pressure.
Shadow Play around Jupiter
Take eclipse watching to a new level. For the next year, Jupiter’s four big moons will repeatedly obscure one another.
Celestial Portraits: Auriga
Glittering clusters and vast gas clouds populate the Milky Way in the constellation of the Charioteer.
An Eye for Luxury
The 12.5-inch Ritchey-Chretien scope from RC Optical Systems proves an ideal choice for backyard astroimagers.
Beer brewer William Lassell was the British “Grand Amateur” of the 19th century – an innovative instrument designer, telescope maker, and discoverer of planetary satellites and nebulae.
Behind the Scenes
The Savvy Astronomer