Lyrids to Put On a Show for International Dark Sky Week

Lyrids 2022: A Lyrid meteor streaks across the night sky in front of the Milky Way

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

Who Owns the Night Sky?

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The following originally appeared as an article in Nightscape #106 (December 2021) written by Megan Eaves.  To enjoy new issues of Nightscape all the time, become a member. In March 2020, as the world descended… Read more

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