In 2024 we will see meteor showers, Saturn disappearing behind the Moon, and – if we’re lucky – a comet bright enough to see with the naked eye.
A telescope can reveal so much of the night sky, including Saturn’s rings and the Moon’s craters. But choosing the right telescope is a difficult decision – here’s what you need to know.
People have been looking up at the stars for thousands of years. Here’s where to start if you want to learn more about the night sky – from spotting easy-to-find constellations to using the best apps.
The Geminids meteor shower this year promises to be extra special as the peak of the falls at New Moon.
Viral headlines would have you think Saturn’s rings will vanish in just 18 months. Here’s what that really means and why you don’t need to worry.
There’s a chance Nishimura might brighten unexpectedly – but it’s a slim one.
A mysterious hunk of space junk buzzed through Australian skies last night. It may have been the third stage of a Soyuz 2 rocket just launched by Russia.
With two eclipses and several meteor showers coming up, an astronomy professor shares travel tips for viewing astronomical phenomena.
There’s nothing weird happening with Mercury. In fact, most days of the year there’s at least one planet in retrograde.
The newly discovered comet C/2023 A3 Tsuchinshan-ATLAS is anticipated to be spectacularly bright late next year. But it’s important to temper our expectations.
With the help of thousands of citizen scientists, a new study measured exactly how much brighter night skies are getting every year.
Skies in the Northern Hemisphere have been graced by a rare, green comet. Now, it’s our turn to look for it in Australia – but the view will be dimming rapidly.
Geminids – the best meteor shower of the year – are about to grace the skies. Here’s everything you need to know.
People across Australia and New Zealand will be able to catch the blood moon. Here’s how to get the best view.
Could the Tau Herculid meteor shower put on a spectacular show next week? Only time will tell.
Each year, the Earth runs through a broad river of dust surrounding Comet Halley – giving birth to the spectacular Eta Aquariid meteor shower.
The Orion Star Count 2022 calls on us to go outside and count the stars of Orion.
April 26 is the first supermoon of the year.
There are some great opportunities to see the planet travelling across the night skies.
SpaceX’s satellites will populate the night sky, affecting how we observe the stars. And this is just the beginning of private satellite mega-constellations.