From your backyard to the National Air and Space Museum, here’s where you can celebrate ‘International Observe the Moon Night.’
After a stormy, humid summer, fall officially arrives Saturday at 9:54 p.m. EDT — and the sun begins its annual southward drift. It’s a great season for gazing at the heavens.
On Friday night, skywatchers worldwide can see Mars rise in the southeast at sunset. And, for those in the Eastern Hemisphere, the sky will also feature the longest total lunar eclipse of this century.
Go out and see the celestial parade of the visible planets known to our ancestors — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — gracing our skies overnight.
Even with summer’s longer days, there is still plenty to enjoy in the night sky. WTOP Sky Guy Greg Redfern gives the lowdown on how to spot a planet among the stars and what astronomy events are happening in the D.C. area.
The recent Nobel Prize winner in physics, Rainer Weiss, helped prove Einstein’s 100-year-old theory on gravitational waves to to be accurate. He regaled the audience with stories on how he almost gave up on a career in science before coming back to MIT.
NASA and its partners from academia, industry and internationally seem poised to return to the moon — and stay, this time. China is also planning lunar landings for its “taikonauts.”
With “meteorological spring” starting March 1, WTOP’s Space Guy Greg Redfern has his sights on the night sky and the planets that are shining bright during the month.
On Wednesday, half of the planet will be treated to a “super blue blood moon” total lunar eclipse. It won’t be a huge event in the D.C. area but here’s how to make the best of it.
Three of the newest and most powerful telescopes in history are set to go online soon and they all have connections to the D.C. area.
Need some help on your out-of-this-world holiday shopping? Here’s how to shop for that special sky-gazer — which may even be you — on your holiday list.
On Sunday at sunset you will see a glorious full cold supermoon rising in the east that may appear brighter and a bit larger than other full moons of 2017. Get the details.
Every year, Earth encounters a debris stream of cometary particles. Here are the best ways to view the Leonid Meteor Shower.
The clouds are gone and the cold is in, but the skies should remain clear for people to see a rocket launch and a very close planetary grouping this weekend.
Get an eyeful on the moon’s night and contemplate the vastness and splendor of the universe in which you live and are part of.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.