Hobbyist spots new supernova about 22 million light years from Earth
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | May 16, 2017 2:24 pm
A bright new supernova has been discovered in NGC 6946, a spiral galaxy some 22 million light years from Earth. It was found by a Utah man.
A breakdown of each full moon and their nicknames
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | May 9, 2017 10:06 am
Here is a listing of the dates of the full moon in 2017, along with the names of those moons and why they are called that.
Annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower to be visible in sky over coming days
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | May 2, 2017 12:48 pm
This week, it’s time to get set for the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower that is active between April 19 and May 28.
Astronaut Peggy Whitson sets American record for cumulative time spent in space
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | April 25, 2017 2:01 pm
Astronaut Peggy Whitson now holds the U.S. record for cumulative time spent in space! The new record is 534 days, 2 hours, 49 minutes and was set Sunday.
2,000-foot asteroid discovered in Arizona to pass by Earth on Wednesday
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | April 18, 2017 12:02 pm
A massive, 2,000-foot asteroid discovered in Arizona known as 2014 JO25 will pass within a million miles of Earth on Wednesday.
Catch a glimpse of Jupiter and its moons this month in the Arizona sky
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | April 11, 2017 4:58 am
Of all the major planets in the solar system, Jupiter is the largest. Observers have a ring-side seat this week to view this amazing world.
Fast radio bursts are powerful broadcasts from the cosmos
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | April 4, 2017 12:17 pm
One of the most amazing phenomenon in astronomy is the mysterious burst of energy known as fast radio burst.
Get ready for the Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | March 28, 2017 9:37 am
On Aug. 21, the moon will obscure the sun for millions of observers in 12 states for the Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017.
Dr. Sky flies on SOFIA, a telescope-equipped plane used to study space
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | March 21, 2017 10:58 am
I had the chance to fly on SOFIA, a plane equipped with a 100-inch telescope that is used to study space, and it was an amazing experience!
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | May 23, 2017 10:40 amRinging in summer: Saturn returning to Arizona skies in May and June