Telescopes & Exhibits

How the Sun could make new planets

Find out how and if our Sun could make new planets. In this article Dr. Lisa Prato gives you her take on the possiblity.

Educator Resources

AstroAlert: Scientists fact check natural disasters in movies

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”30px”] A new video from Vanity Fair takes a creative and entertaining approach to communicating science with the public. They invited three environmental scientists to watch and critique (good […]

AstroAlert: Something big under the Moon’s surface

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] Astronomers have discovered something big buried beneath the Moon’s surface – probably the relic of an ancient asteroid. [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] NASA’s GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior […]



Telescopes & Facilities

Total Lunar Eclipse

One of the most dramatic and easily viewed celestial events—a total lunar eclipse—is fast approaching. It happens on January 20-21 and will be visible from across North and South America […]

AstroAlert: See the Earth spin like never before

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] This is a couple of years old but it has been getting renewed attention recently on social media because it’s pretty amazing. Using a star tracker […]

AstroAlert: Trolling the Monster in the Heart of the Milky Way

Hi everyone, There’s a great article in today’s New York Times about new, very compelling evidence for a supermassive black hole lurking in the heart of the Milky Way. Using the European […]