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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Be sure to enjoy Astronomy Day

Yeah, there's another one in October, but why wait?

Saturday - 05/10/2014, 02:58pm EDT

Strong El Nino could mean weak hurricane season for Maryland

Climate scientists expect a particularly strong El Nino this summer to lead to fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 10:21am EDT

Get ready for the first eclipse of the year

On Tuesday morning, around the time of 3:06 a.m., the moon will be eclipsed by Earth's shadow for about 78 minutes.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 06:12pm EDT

From Mars to the moon, sky watchers are in for a treat

Mars will be close to Earth, and the moon undergoes a total eclipse.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 11:51am EDT
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Enjoy a bright view of Mars while you can

Just make sure you have the right view.

Sunday - 04/06/2014, 09:06pm EDT

Future generation of manned spacecraft undergoes testing in Va.

WTOP space contributor Greg Redfern explores the future of manned spaceflight at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 02:05pm EDT

Scientists find evidence of first tremors of the Big Bang

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announcement of the first direct evidence of inflation and gravitational waves is monumental in our understanding of the creation of the universe.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 06:56am EDT

A pair of close calls for Earth this week

WTOP space correspondent Greg Redfern

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 12:41am EST

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NASA and the Oscars

I was launched into the Twitterverse last night during the Oscars and saw 1st hand the power of Social Media. The Oscar show last night was not the best for many reasons BUT Twitter was something to see.

Monday - 03/03/2014, 06:23pm EST

Space: The latest news from the final frontier

WTOP Space Contributor Greg Redfern discusses the latest stories from the final frontier -- from major discoveries -- to the near drowning of an Italian astronaut during a spacewalk.

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 07:55pm EST

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There's weather in space as well as our skies

With our terrestrial weather (winter) having been such a factor in our daily lives recently here in the DMV, I thought you might find the following of interest. It certainly provides food for thought in a realm you are probably not familiar with - space weather.

Monday - 02/24/2014, 12:52am EST

Monday's asteroid flyby common, threat real

Earth narrowly missed a collision with an asteroid three times the size of FedEx Field. Although 2 million miles crossed between the fate of humankind and the mass of space rock, the threat from asteroids is real.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 12:16pm EST
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