If you think NASA has a plan to save Earth in case an asteroid is discovered on a collision course, you’re in for a surprise.
Today, amateur astronomers use detailed and accurate star maps to locate celestial objects. Four hundred years ago, charts were less accurate, but they were much more beautiful.
Astrology: fact or fiction?
How’s this for a horoscope? This article may cause you to doubt fortune-tellers.
A deep-sky universe of galaxies, nebulae, colorful stars, and beautiful clusters is accessible with a small telescope and this seasonal guide.
An amateur astronomer in Iraq masters a technique for observing the night sky amid blackouts and bombings.
Scattered across the Moon’s nearside, craters carry names associated with the mid-1800s Franklin expedition, Arctic exploration’s grimmest disaster. Tour these lunar features by telescope.
Drawing the universe
Many of us sketch nightly observations in logbooks. One California-based artist uses his sketches as starting points for unique drawings of the cosmos.
25 great accessories
If you want to enhance your observing dramatically, nothing beats a few well-chosen telescope extras.
This month in Astronomy
Bob Berman’s strange universe
Glenn Chaple’s observing basics
The sky this month