That faint smudge in the sky is our nearest large galactic companion, Andromeda.
The elongated star Algedi is actually two unrelated stars that merge from our viewpoint.
Look for nebulae glowing with the energy of nearby or embedded stars.
The heart of the constellation Scorpius is a red star called Antares.
Four distinctive constellations drift far overhead.
We could be up for a meteor storm as Earth passes through debris left by a comet.
It's a good month for eclipses. Lucky viewers will see a total lunar eclipse or a partial solar eclipse.
Saturn rises by midnight. Use a telescope to find its rings.
Scan the sky for the bright and interesting stars that make up the constellation Orion.
Brave the cold to see the Quadrantid meteors streak across the sky.
A telescope reveals the crescent of Venus after sunset.
A busy month boasts both a solar eclipse and a meteor shower.
The remains of Halley's Comet revisit Earth in the Orionid meteor shower.
Look for dense star cluster M2, home to 150,000 stars.
The Perseid meteors streak across the night.
A trio of nebulae glow bright on clear nights.
Draco, the Dragon, menaces the northern skies.
It's a great month for eclipses, both lunar and solar!
A partial lunar eclipse will darken the Moon for Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Saturn rises by midnight; use a telescope to spy its rings.