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SATCON2 Workshop to Take Place in Mid-July

SatCon2 Workshop Poster

In early 2020, 40 experts came together to assess the impact of satellite constellations on astronomy and to consider possible mitigation solutions. They presented their findings for discussion at the SATCON1 workshop at the end of June… Read more

May 26th Lunar Eclipse to Delight Observers Around the World

A total lunar eclipse similar to what can be observed on May 26.

Get ready! On May 26th, a total lunar eclipse will delight observers across much of the world. A total lunar eclipse happens when the Sun, Earth, and Moon perfectly line up, and Earth’s dark, inner… Read more

The Lyrids: The End of the Meteor Shower Drought

Lyrid Meteor Shower

Each year, the Lyrid Meteor Shower is active in mid-late April when the Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1). This marks the end of the meteor shower drought over the last… Read more

Globe at Night 2021: Can You See the Stars?

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Every year, the Globe at Night international citizen-science campaign raises awareness about the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure and submit night sky brightness observations. All you need is a computer, tablet… Read more

Look Up: The Great Conjunction of 2020

Great Conjunction 2020

The sky is really showing off this December! The annual Geminid meteor shower is in full swing (and just peaked), there was a total solar eclipse visible from Chile and parts of Argentina, and that’s… Read more

An Early Holiday Treat: The Geminids

2020 Geminids

The following content about the 2020 Geminids was developed in collaboration between the International Dark-Sky Association and Astronomers Without Borders. We had so much fun teaming up with Astronomers Without Borders for the Perseids in… Read more

Perseid Meteor Shower: How to Enjoy It and Why It Matters

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The following content was developed in collaboration between the International Dark-Sky Association and Astronomers Without Borders. It’s that time of year again; the annual Perseid meteor shower is upon us! Every August, across the Northern… Read more

Comet NEOWISE: Catch It While You Can

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If you are in the northern hemisphere, you have a once-in-6,800-year opportunity to observe Comet NEOWISE – with nothing more than your eyes. (And an alarm clock.)  To see the comet, go outside early in… Read more

Light Pollution and the Beginner Astronomer

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Guest post by Peter Thompson, co-founder of Astronomy for Beginners Above your head every night, there is a light show that will take your breath away. That is, it will take your breath away if… Read more

Planning Your Next Trip to the Dark Side

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When was the last time you saw a star-studded sky? Was it in your backyard last night or on your family vacation to a national park last summer? Perhaps a true night sky is a… Read more