Next month will mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, but Tuesday is a pretty important anniversary, too — and Greg Redfern was there to see the building of the spacecraft that were involved.
The brightest stellar-like object in the night sky is not a star but mighty Jupiter, the “king of the planets.” You can’t miss Jupiter even in downtown D.C. — it is that bright. Catch it Tuesday night, when it’ll be at its closest.
April 10, 2019, will be a historic date in the history of science as it was the day humanity saw the first ever image of a supermassive black hole. You can appreciate today’s EHT image even more after viewing two videos and seeing what the parent galaxy, M-87, looks like.
On Saturday night, millions across the globe will shut off their lights for “Earth Hour,” an annual event that brings attention to our planet and nature. “We need events like this to remind us that we — humans — are just part of the planet,” WTOP’s Greg Redfern says.
It has been almost eight years since the last flight of the space shuttle program took place but new projects by NASA, SpaceX, Boeing and SpaceIL could signal the dawn of a new Space Age.
Greg Redfern is calling is the full wolf supermoon total lunar eclipse, and it doesn’t just sound cool — he says it’ll look cool. Here’s when and how to watch.
As 2018 draws to a merciful close, the astronomical world is centered on the New Horizons spacecraft team as it zeros in on a world the size of D.C., in the far reaches of our solar system.
“The legacy of Apollo 8 is that space makes us attempt daring things as a result of earthly human events,” WTOP’s Greg Redfern writes, 50 years since the mission brought the world together on Christmas Eve. “Let us hope and collectively strive for once again being so daring.”
The winter solstice, the highest Moon of the year and three bright planets — it’s going to be quite a weekend in the skies. Greg Redfern explains it all.
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.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.