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.
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 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.
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.
Stealing the show for the first sunset of 2018 is the rising full wolf supermoon, which occurs at about 5 p.m. Monday. See photos.
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.
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.