Observing News & Current Celestial Events

Sky & Telescope is your one-stop shop for the latest in celestial events. Whether you want to find out how to observe a new comet or are just curious about what’s in the sky tonight, we’re here to help. For more than 70 years we’ve kept our readers up to speed on eclipses, meteor showers, and the planets. When there’s a new supernova, come here to find sky charts and the latest news on how bright it is. Interested in honing your skills in astrophotography or observing techniques? We have webinars to help you learn from the experts. Wondering what the weather on the Sun has been like recently (or why you can’t see any sunspots with your solar filter)? We have you covered. From asteroids briefly blocking out stars to beautiful conjunctions of Venus and Jupiter, our blogs and podcasts will help you navigate the wonders of the night sky.

Total Solar Eclipse: All-Sky Maps

Wondering what you'll see during the total solar eclipse on August 21st? Use our all-sky maps to figure it out! If you’ve never seen a total solar eclipse before, you might be wondering what to expect before and after the moment of totality. We’ve already published a detailed timeline to help you prepare for the…

Let’s Find Pluto!

At opposition this week and as bright as it will be for the next 190 years, it's time to find your way to Pluto, a frigid enigma at the edge of night.