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Hundreds of events – films, concerts, panels with engineers, scientists and astronauts – about asteroids and how to protect our planet from asteroid impacts.
Sign up to trigger asteroid observations on a global telescope network on Asteroid Day, June 30. Anyone can help! Sign up by 00:00 UTC on July 1.
Where to go stargazing in Georgia, plus a word about a new feature – Best Places to Stargaze, for people around the world – just launched at EarthSky.
Scientists aboard an aircraft caught the impressive streak and final breakup of the Orbital ATK Cygnus supply ship, as it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere on June 22.
Apparently we can, and you can view details in this video from a talk given at Mars One’s recent private event in Amsterdam.
Global warming will cause more people to be exposed to the mosquito that carries Zika virus, says a new study. Why this mosquito is such a good virus-spreader.
Why do people gather at Stonehenge in England on the solstice? Info and photos here.
Next time you see crepuscular rays or sunrays extending from the horizon … turn around. You might catch a glimpse of elusive anticrepuscular rays.
Juno will fly closer to Jupiter than any spacecraft yet, into the harshest radiation environment in the solar system.
On June 20, 2016, the moon turns full at 11:02 UTC. The solstice arrives some 11.5 hours later, at 22:34 UTC. Solstice moon photos here from the EarthSky community.
In Chinese thought, summer has been associated with the color red, the sound of laughing, the heart organ, the fire element and a red phoenix bird.
Summer is a great time to frolic in the woods. Just don’t touch anything.
Radio signals twinkle much as stars do. This can have an effect on your GPS.
A scientist developing the Deep Space Atomic clock on why it’s key for future space missions.
Check out the International Space Station in your night sky the next time it flies over. NASA’s Spot the Station program is easy, and it works!
Ash plumes and tremors in Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano are raising fears of destructive mudflows and the possibility of an eruption.
New research suggests that dogs were domesticated not once, but twice, in different parts of the world.
Scientists have uncovered a 24-million-year record of vegetation in the region of east Africa where early humans likely evolved.
ALCon 2016 is the national amateur astronomy convention, held this year from August 10-13 in Washington, D.C. Registration is now live!
The Atlantic hurricane season started June 1. Here are the hurricane names for the 2016 season.
Imagine the ecliptic, or sun’s path
Juno on Jupiter’s doorstep