• Jupiter’s X-Ray aurora glimmers during solar storm

    Scientists have unveiled images of a brilliant X-ray aurora on Jupiter triggered by a massive solar storm slamming into the solar system’s largest planet.

  • Super Tuesday – In the sky, that is

    Had your fill of politics for a while? Not to worry, as this Tuesday we have a trio of super sky events to take your mind off of the continuing election year.

  • Green comet, bright planets visible in the night sky

    UPDATE: Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, 10 p.m. Comet Lovejoy remains barely visible to the unaided eye and should remain as such as it heads to its closest approach to the Sun in a about two…

  • January welcomes Jupiter and astronomers

    \”The King of the Planets,\” Jupiter will be visible as the sunsets Sunday and will dominate the night sky for months to come. Meanwhile, here on Earth, professional astronomers will descend upon National Harbor this week.

  • A planetary trio will waltz in the western sky

    If the skies remain clear for the next several days, be sure to take a peek in the western sky 30 to 45 minutes after sunset – you will be treated to a changing and beautiful sky show involving Venus, Jupiter and Mercury, the three brightest planents (in that order).

  • May sky show

    If the clouds clear for Mother\’s Day, be sure to take a peek in the western sky after sunset.

  • Venus and Jupiter waltz toward one another this week

    The wait is over as the two brightest planets in the sky, Venus and Jupiter, will waltz their way toward one another in the western sky this week. For months the two planetary luminaries have been edging closer and closer together with Venus being the lower and brighter of the two.