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Frosty Drew Clear Sky Chart

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The Sun and Moon Today

  • The Sun as seen today from NASA SDO.
  • Waxing Gibbous 84% phase

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the DayVenus and the Sisters

Satellite Events for Tonight

The spaceship crash survival game 'Symmetry' is free right now on GOG

The spaceship crash survival game 'Symmetry' is free right now on GOG

Reported by Space.com

"Symmetry," a spaceship crash survival game from 2018, is free on the GOG website through April 5 at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT)....
  • By: Tariq Malik
  • On: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 17:50 +0000

Marvel at the universe with the free Northeast Astronomy Forum Virtual Experience today!

Marvel at the universe with the free Northeast Astronomy Forum Virtual Experience today!

Reported by Space.com

The Northeast Astronomy Forum is holding a free "virtual experience" and you can watch it live online, and maybe even win some prizes! Here's how. ...
  • By: Tariq Malik
  • On: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:33 +0000

Accion raises $11 million to refine its dime-size spacecraft thrusters

Accion raises $11 million to refine its dime-size spacecraft thrusters

Reported by Space.com

Ion propulsion company Accion Systems has raised $11 million in its latest funding round and has launches and contracts planned this year with NASA, the DoD and academic institutions....
  • By: Sarah Wells
  • On: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:38 +0000

Huge asteroid 1998 OR2 will zip harmlessly by Earth April 29. See the latest telescope photos.

Huge asteroid 1998 OR2 will zip harmlessly by Earth April 29. See the latest telescope photos.

Reported by Space.com

The "potentially hazardous" asteroid 1998 OR2 is just a few weeks away from its close encounter with Earth, and you can watch the giant space rock's approach online or with a small telescope....
  • By: Hanneke Weitering
  • On: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:38 +0000

Astronomers are hoping to see the very first stars and galaxies in the Universe

Reported by Universe Today

Sometimes it’s easy being an astronomer. When your celestial target is something simple and bright, the game can be pretty straightforward: point your telescope at the thing and just wait for all the juicy photons to pour on in. But sometimes being a...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:37 +0000

On This Day in Space: April 4, 1968: Apollo 6 launches final uncrewed Saturn V rocket test flight

On This Day in Space: April 4, 1968: Apollo 6 launches final uncrewed Saturn V rocket test flight

Reported by Space.com

On April 4, 1968, NASA launched the final uncrewed test flight of its Saturn V rocket. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!...
  • By: Hanneke Weitering
  • On: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:35 +0000