Sketches of the total solar eclipse of August 1868
Hubble view of NGC 6397, a globular star cluster
IceCube detects a neutrino from a blazar
Milky Way Dark Rift
A combination of star-forming regions and the remains of an exploded star, seen in the infrared

StarDate Radio: August 20 — Moon and Saturn

The Moon bowls past Saturn the next couple of nights. The planet looks like a bright star. It’s close to...More »

StarDate Radio: August 19 — North vs. South

Most of the action in the evening sky right now is in the south. The four brightest lights in the...More »

Stargazing: August 19

Most of the action in the evening sky right now is in the south. The four brightest lights in the...More »

Stargazing: August 18

Look for bright orange Antares, the star at the heart of Scorpius, to the lower left of the Moon as...More »

StarDate Radio: August 18 — Moon and Antares

Antares, the heart of the scorpion, is the 11th brightest star that’s visible from most of the United States. But...More »

Stargazing: August 17

The bright star-like point of light to the lower right of the Moon tonight is Jupiter, the solar system’s largest...More »

StarDate Radio: August 17 — Solar Discovery

It’s been a year since American skies were darkened by a total solar eclipse. Astronomers are still studying their observations...More »

Stargazing: August 16

Jupiter appears near the Moon tonight. The giant planet looks like a brilliant star to the lower left of the...More »

StarDate Radio: August 16 — Moon and Jupiter

One of the big moons of Jupiter may be an ideal place to cool off on a hot summer afternoon...More »

Stargazing: August 15

Spica, the brightest star of Virgo, stands below the Moon this evening. They’re flanked by two bright planets. Jupiter, the...More »

StarDate Radio: August 15 — Moon and Spica

To the eye alone, Spica is one of the 15 brightest stars in the night sky. It’s about 2,000 times...More »

Stargazing: August 14

Venus is farthest from the Sun for its current “evening star” appearance. Because of the angle at which the planet...More »

StarDate Radio: August 14 — More Moon and Venus

Until Nicolaus Copernicus demonstrated otherwise, most people thought Earth was the center of the universe. And that wasn’t an unreasonable...More »

Current Magazine

In our September/October issue, we'll bring you up to date on the mysterious class of black holes that are heavier than exploded stars but lighter than those in galactic hearts. We'll also introduce you to a group of amateur astronomers that hunts for lost satellites, sometimes helping space agencies re-establish contact with them.

 

2018 Sky Almanac

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Even though 2018 is more than half gone, you can still plan the rest of this year's stargazing adventures with our 2018 Sky Almanac, which offers skywatching tips, charts, Moon phases, and much more. And for the rest of the year, we've reduced the price! Order online or call 1-800-STARDATE during regular business hours.

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