The harvest moon may seem bigger and brighter than other full moons, and that's because this moon is physically closer to the horizon.
Nebraska lacks majestic mountains and scenic ocean views, but it has something few states possess — heavenly, dark night skies.
On the night of Dec. 21, the winter solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will appear so closely aligned in the sky that they will look like a double planet.
A huge Puerto Rico radio telescope that has played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century completely collapsed Tuesday.
Dear EarthTalk: It seems to me the single biggest potential "environmental" problem we could face — even bigger than global warming or a nuclear war — is a comet or asteroid striking the Earth. Do we currently track these space rocks and if so, how? And do we have any hope of deflecting them if they are headed right for us? — James McClintock, Austin, Texas
The solar eclipse is a celestial phenomenon that is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to locations along the path of totality -- all with their eyes trained to the sky. But anyone eager to view the event should keep in mind some safety tips.
With the holiday season approaching, the Prairie Astronomy Club is hosting a session on how to buy a good telescope.
Michael Sibbernsen was looking for a place for his astronomy students to observe the night sky, away from the city lights.
GILLETTE — A University of Wyoming professor is leading NASA's effort in the state to help capture the movement of the next total solar eclipse.
If you've got a new telescope and can't focus in on Comet Lovejoy and other celestial bodies, the Prairie Astronomy Club can help.
If your child is dropping hints about wanting a telescope for Christmas, the Prairie Astronomy Club can help.
Thinking about buying your son or daughter a telescope for Christmas?