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The arrow points to the star that exploded

Astronomers have seen a star explode in a nearby galaxy. Such explosions are part of the recycling scheme of the universe.

May 28, 2023
New Comet ZTF

There is a faint new comet in the sky, on an orbit that took it some 50,000 years to come in …

January 27, 2023
lunar eclipse, eclipse of the Moon,

On Wednesday morning, January 31, residents of North America (and particularly those on the west coast) will experience a rare triple event: …

January 26, 2018
Full Moon, Lick Observatory

     By a cosmic coincidence, the first day of 2018 will have a nice full Moon in the evening. And …

December 30, 2017
sky Archives - Andrew Fraknoi - Astronomy Lectures - Astronomy Education Resources