Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Do look up!
A comet, an eclipse, a meteor shower, and planets... all are amazing reasons to look up at the night skies.
Eclipses: It’s All About Perspective
Look at eclipses from the perspective of Earth, the Moon, and beyond. Plus catch up on the week’s space news.
Your guide to future total solar eclipses
Bruce Betts and Sarah Al-Ahmed provided a guide to all total solar eclipses through the end of the 2020s, with dates and locations.
What Is a Solar Eclipse? Your Questions Answered.
Your guide to total, partial, and annular eclipses: what causes them, what you'll see, and when the next one will happen.
Asteroids, asteroids, asteroids!
Gear up for Asteroid Day on 30 June, explore the latest issue of The Planetary Report, and get your fill of space news for the week.
A ring of fire and Titan’s explosive volcanoes
All the latest space news, plus ways you can celebrate and advocate for space.
Chasing the total solar eclipse at 38,000 feet
Where did you venture to view the Great American Eclipse? About 100 people were lucky enough to make the trip of a lifetime for it: 38,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, courtesy of Alaska Airlines.
NASA experiments will watch eclipse's effect on atmosphere
The upcoming solar eclipse isn’t just about watching the Moon block out the Sun. A suite of NASA-funded science experiments will to study the unseen effects of the eclipse on Earth's atmosphere.
Could the total solar eclipse reveal a comet?
Next week's solar eclipse will reveal the Sun's corona, nearby bright planets and stars, and, if we get extremely lucky, a comet!
A dispatch from the path of totality: the 2017 solar eclipse in Ravenna, Nebraska
Ravenna, population 1,400, sits on the plains of central Nebraska, and almost on the center line of the path of totality for the upcoming Great American Eclipse. Nebraska native Shane Pekny reports on how this small town is preparing for the big event.
Bill Nye's top eclipse tip: Protect your eyes
Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society, has some suggestions for staying safe during next week's solar eclipse.
Book Review: Sun Moon Earth
With the North American Total Solar Eclipse coming on August 21, people across the continent are getting eclipse mania! Astronomer Tyler Nordgren has written a detailed book on eclipses with a special focus on the August 21st event.
Sharing an eclipse with kids
Here's a simple and safe way to observe a partial eclipse that's appropriate for young children, with no eclipse glasses or other special equipment needed.
Beautiful science by Elektro-L
Six months ago, I wrote about the Russian weather satellite Elektro-L, which has more than two years of successful experience in the geostationary orbit. Then I promised that I would be here to share the materials that we collected. I think it's time to deliver on the promise.
A solar eclipse - as viewed from the Moon
A solar eclipse isn't just a spiffy sight to Earthlings; it looks pretty cool to lunar dwellers as well.
Making eclipse magic
How to enjoy a solar eclipse with your kids, making shadow magic with a pinhole viewer.
Night Sky Guide for Summer 2012
This summer should provide great opportunities for stargazers to view planets, meteor showers, the transit of Venus, and for some, the annular solar eclipse. Check out these highlights of what you can look forward to this summer.
Solar eclipses from space: Hinode and SDO
Two spacecraft that keep their ever-watchful eyes on the Sun -- NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and JAXA's Hinode -- were doing their thing, when something large wandered past: the Moon.
Umbra in Paradise: The July 11, 2010 Planetary Society Solar Eclipse Expedition
If you've never seen a total eclipse of the Sun, make sure to put one on your bucket list!