Charlotte Mason

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Stars with cool names

On July evenings, try finding two stars in the constellation Libra with the coolest of all star names: Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali.<p>In any year, …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids …

Astronomy

Build Your Own Radio Telescope — NOVA Next

In 2010, on the far northern part of New Zealand’s North Island, a satellite dish was unceremoniously decommissioned and scheduled for demolition. …

Universe

Orion returns

Orion has been called “the ghost of the shimmering summer dawn.” The Hunter rises on his side, with his three Belt stars pointing straight up.<p>Here is …

Solar 'superstorm' that missed earth in 2012 could have caused massive blackouts

Asteroids aren't the only things in space we have to worry about. A massive solar storm emitted from the sun could fry electronics and satellites around the globe, and take down much of the power grid. And such a storm isn't as far-fetched as you might think: according to readings taken from a …

Comet Siding Spring’s near-miss of Mars was October 19

The close pass of Comet Siding Spring to Mars was exciting! Closest approach was October 19. Watch for photos from the event here at …

Pluto-bound New Horizons update

New Horizons – en route to Pluto – is currently out of hibernation for a series of engineering and navigation checks, which will continue until the …