An introduction to backyard astronomy for amateur stargazers.
Picking out your first telescope can be overwhelming. This easy-to-follow guide will help you find the best telescope that you'll actually use.
Your guide to total, partial, and annular eclipses: what causes them, what you'll see, and when the next one will happen.
What's up this week
In the early evening, look for bright Jupiter with slightly dimmer Saturn to its left. Further to the east, Mars shines bright and reddish. In the predawn sky, Venus is unmistakable in the eastern sky.
13 and 14 December: Geminids Meteor Shower peaks
2 and 3 January: Quadrantids Meteor Shower peaks
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