Here's a Chart to Help You Identify That Strange Light in the Sky

With ever-brighter skies reducing our ability to stargaze, and ever more bright objects soaring over-head, it's increasingly complicated to identify just what is that awesome thing you're looking at. The League of Lost Causes understands your pain. To solve it, they've produced this handy identification flowchart. » 6/09/14 3:30pm 6/09/14 3:30pm

The tiny island of Sark is a window back to the Middle Ages - and…

Sark is a tiny, car-free island in the English Channel that didn't fully get rid of feudalism until 2008. Its nights are so reliably dark that it's just been named the world's first "dark sky island", making the island one giant observatory for looking up at the night sky without any light pollution to get in the way. » 2/03/11 1:00pm 2/03/11 1:00pm

The Universe Literally Smiles on Australia

For stargazers everywhere, the challenge of interpreting the constellations can be a tricky one. What exactly could the belt of Orion or the Gemini twins be trying to tell us? Lucky for those in the Southern Hemisphere, then — this Monday they're getting a huge break. Venus, Jupiter, and our old friend the Moon are… » 11/30/08 8:00am 11/30/08 8:00am