Get ready for the year's best meteor shower

In this week's Space Place, Greg Redfern details the Geminids.

Sunday - 12/14/2014, 05:48am EST

Man's remains travel to space with NASA's Orion

When NASA's Orion spacecraft launched Friday, one of the people who made it possible wasn't there to see it. But NASA made sure he was part of its launch-day success.

Saturday - 12/06/2014, 08:14am EST
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Watch as the European Space Agency tries to land on a comet

Tune in Wednesday as the European Space Agency tries to land a scientific probe on a comet.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:59pm EST

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin: We need enthusiasm, resources to explore space

The second man to walk on the moon says the United States has lost the enthusiasm we saw in the 1960s for space exploration.

Monday - 11/10/2014, 03:10pm EST

Watch Comet Siding Spring as it passes Mars

On Sunday, Oct. 19, Earthlings and a handful of spacecraft can witness an awesome celestial spectacle live as it happens.

Saturday - 10/18/2014, 07:09pm EDT

Don't miss the total lunar eclipse

The early morning hours of October 8th will provide area skywatchers a pretty sight - a total lunar eclipse.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 07:04am EDT

More indications there is life in outer space

Three new research articles show that the conditions for life as we know it here on Earth exist in the universe.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 07:27am EDT

Maven to enter Mars orbit Sunday night

It's not everyday you can have a live ringside seat to a spacecraft entering a robot around another planet.

Monday - 09/22/2014, 12:01am EDT

Saturday is 'International Observe the Moon Night'

Be on the lookout for celebrations in the D.C. area and beyond.

Saturday - 09/06/2014, 05:20pm EDT

Wake up to see Venus and Jupiter before dawn

Greg Redfern will speak at Shenandoah National Park on Sunday.

Saturday - 08/16/2014, 08:34pm EDT

Supermoon to outshine meteor showers this week

A supermoon Sunday will compete with the ongoing Perseid meteor shower for top billing with sky watchers.

Sunday - 08/10/2014, 09:12pm EDT
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At Shenandoah National Park, the Earth touches the sky

WTOP columnist Greg Redfern visited Shenandoah National Park this past Friday to discuss asteroids and comets.

Saturday - 07/26/2014, 06:17pm EDT

A personal take on the legendary moon landing

On this day, WTOP columnist Greg Redfern remembers the 1969 moon landing.

Sunday - 07/20/2014, 05:27pm EDT

Mercury and Venus close in pre-dawn sky

Mercury and Venus will be close to one another in the early morning skies over the next few days.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 11:49am EDT

NASA says it could find another Earth-like planet in next 20 years

NASA is predicting it could it could find out in the next few decades, according to The Register.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 06:19am EDT

World UFO Day: Search for extraterrestrial intelligence continues

Are we alone? July 2 is World UFO Day and seeks to answer that question as people gather together to watch the skies for unidentified flying objects.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 09:42am EDT
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Help children see the wonders of science

Once they get it, the results are unbelievable.

Sunday - 06/29/2014, 04:52pm EDT

Astronomers gather on National Mall for festival Friday

The annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall begins at 6 p.m. tonight.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 10:46am EDT

Prime season for 'star parties'

For me, the best astronomy activity someone can participate in is a "Star Party," and we are now entering prime time for them.

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:09pm EDT

Rare ‘new' meteor shower predicted for Saturday

A rare meteor shower will brighten the night skies above the metro area Saturday. Learn more about where these meteorites came from and the best viewing times.

Saturday - 05/24/2014, 10:55am EDT
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