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On Sunday, Oct. 19, Earthlings and a handful of spacecraft can witness an awesome celestial spectacle live as it happens.
The early morning hours of October 8th will provide area skywatchers a pretty sight - a total lunar eclipse.
Three new research articles show that the conditions for life as we know it here on Earth exist in the universe.
It's not everyday you can have a live ringside seat to a spacecraft entering a robot around another planet.
Be on the lookout for celebrations in the D.C. area and beyond.
Greg Redfern will speak at Shenandoah National Park on Sunday.
A supermoon Sunday will compete with the ongoing Perseid meteor shower for top billing with sky watchers.
WTOP columnist Greg Redfern visited Shenandoah National Park this past Friday to discuss asteroids and comets.
On this day, WTOP columnist Greg Redfern remembers the 1969 moon landing.
Mercury and Venus will be close to one another in the early morning skies over the next few days.
NASA is predicting it could it could find out in the next few decades, according to The Register.
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.
Once they get it, the results are unbelievable.
The annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall begins at 6 p.m. tonight.
For me, the best astronomy activity someone can participate in is a "Star Party," and we are now entering prime time for them.
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.
Yeah, there's another one in October, but why wait?
Climate scientists expect a particularly strong El Nino this summer to lead to fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic.
On Tuesday morning, around the time of 3:06 a.m., the moon will be eclipsed by Earth's shadow for about 78 minutes.
Mars will be close to Earth, and the moon undergoes a total eclipse.
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