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.
About half of the continental United States will be treated to a trifecta of celestial events on Wednesday morning, but stargazers will have to rise extra early to witness the phenomenon.
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.
This year’s biggest astronomical and space exploration accomplishment of the year is the merger of two neutron stars, says WTOP’s Greg Redfern.
The peak of the annual Geminid Meteor Shower is predicted to take place the night of Dec. 13, and it’s a show you won’t want to miss. Here’s why it’s special and how to catch it.
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 merger of two neutron stars in August produced “heavy elements” and clues as to how they are produced.
WTOP’s Space Guy Greg Redfern explains some of the significance behind the Soviet satellite that started the Space Age, details a great way to put your name in space and reveals when you can see one of the sky’s most gorgeous sights.
The Cassini spacecraft’s journey ends Friday and the international astronomical community is profoundly moved. But both Voyager spacecraft continue their explorations.
Here are a few photos of past solar eclipses through the years.
Family friendly, with astronomy stuff for all ages, the second annual Night Sky Festival will occur over four days and nights at Shenandoah National Park.