Celestial Events

The 2020 Perseid Meteor Shower

Each year in August, the Perseid meteor shower faithfully appears in the night sky. Here’s what you need to take advantage of this spectacular opportunity in 2020! Read more

Planets

Observing Jupiter, the Great Giant Planet

The largest planet of our Solar System, Jupiter is easy to see with the naked eye and can be viewed several exciting ways with equipment. Read more

Observing Saturn, the Magnificent Ringed Planet

Discover this splendid celestial body from now until the end of 2020. Read more

Observing Mars

Clearly visible to the naked eye once it is close enough to Earth, Mars piques our curiosity and sparks our imagination more than any other planet in our Solar System. The Red Planet can be observed every two years—and will be making an appearance in the night sky this summer!

Color photo of Venus taken with an amateur telescope.

Observing Venus, the Morning and Evening Star

You have most likely noticed some evenings in the west and some mornings in the east the bright planet of Venus. A genuine night-light of the sky, this celestial body shines brighter than any other star or planet! Read more