OK, Santa. You have a lover of skywatching and space on your list. What’cha gonna do? Here’s just the thing to help you out: time-proven presents for that admirer of all things out of this world.
If you can find skies dark enough, try your luck at spotting Comet 46P/Wirtanen on Sunday, passing through between Earth and the Sun this week.
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.
Want to see the stars? Shenandoah National Park is packed with events, especially for folks headed to the park for the Night Sky Festival.
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.”
NASA held a media teleconference Tuesday to discuss the status of the long-awaited James Webb Space Telescope. Its launch, which was slated for 2018 and then 2019, has been pushed back again for tentatively 2020.
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.
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.
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.