Juno view of the Great Red Spot; July 10, 2017
Langley Research Center centennial artwork contest winner
The spiral galaxy Messier 77
Artist's concept of AR Scorpii

StarDate Radio: July 22 — Far, Far Away

It’s a long way from Earth to the center of the galaxy. But the exact distance is uncertain — measurements...More »

StarDate Radio: July 21 — Black Widows

Black widows lurk among the stars. They slowly destroy their companions, ingesting part and sweeping away the remains.

These nasty-sounding...More »

Stargazing: July 21

A spectacular total solar eclipse is just one month away. It will be visible across a narrow path that stretches...More »

StarDate Radio: July 20 — Hot Weather

The objects known as brown dwarfs are oddballs. They’re heavier than planets, but not heavy enough to trigger the nuclear...More »

Stargazing: July 20

The Lagoon Nebula is visible low in the southern sky tonight. To find it, look south around 10 p.m. for...More »

StarDate Radio: July 19 — Moon and Venus

Early risers are in for a skywatching treat at first light tomorrow — a close pairing of the crescent Moon...More »

Stargazing: July 19

Beautiful Venus, the brilliant “morning star,” stands close to the upper left of the Moon at dawn tomorrow. The planet...More »

StarDate Radio: July 18 — Altair

The stars that dust the night sky are all moving around the center of the galaxy at hundreds of...More »

Stargazing: July 18

The Moon is closing in on two bright points of light in the dawn sky: the star Aldebaran and the...More »

StarDate Radio: July 17 — Eagle Nebula

One of the most beautiful and inspiring regions in the galaxy climbs across the south on summer nights. Binoculars...More »

Stargazing: July 17

The hazy band of the Milky Way arches high overhead tonight. It represents the muted glow of millions of stars...More »

StarDate Radio: July 16 — The Dolphin II

Most constellations bear little resemblance to their namesakes. You need a great imagination to see a king in the stars...More »

Stargazing: July 16

A pretty binary climbs across the southern sky tonight. Gamma Delphini is at the snout of Delphinus, the dolphin, which...More »

Current Magazine

cover of July-August 2017 issue

Our July/August issue of StarDate magazine will focus on the Great American Eclipse. On August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible across a wide swath of the United States, with a partial eclipse in store for the rest of country. We'll tell you how to make the most of it.

2017 Sky Almanac

2017 Sky Almanac

The year may be more than half over, but plenty of stargazing adventures are still ahead. Find out about all of them in our 2017 Sky Almanac issue, which offers skywatching tips, charts, Moon phases, and much more. And we've reduced the price to $4, which is almost half off the cover price. Order online or call 1-800-STARDATE during regular business hours.

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