• Venus prepares to pass Pleiades

    WASHINGTON — Hey, DMV! This weekend we have a sky sight you do not want to miss! Starting April 10, brilliant and beautiful Venus will pass by the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, star cluster in the…

  • Ceres to Venus: What to watch for in the sky

    WASHINGTON — If you are out and about after sunset any time soon and look at the sky you will see two bright planets. Venus is dazzling in the southwestern sky as it gets dark…

  • 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…

  • Fire and ice: Supernova and vapor in space

    Fire and ice captured the attention of the worldwide astronomical
    community in the past 24 hours.

  • 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).

  • Billions and billions of planets in the universe

    A new study by astronomers at the California Institute of Technology has determined that our very own Milky Way Galaxy has at least 100 BILLION planets, or to put it another way, one planet per star. That is a lot of planets!