What to see in the sky in 2014

Greg Redfern, WTOP space contributor

Wednesday - 01/01/2014, 05:53pm EST

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Best space story for 2013: Russia's asteroid event

Greg Redfern picks the Chelyabinsk Airburst Event as his top space story of 2013.

Monday - 12/30/2013, 06:15am EST

Christmas in space: The Legacy of Apollo 8

The modern-day equivalent to the New World voyage?

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 09:19am EST

UVA student wins a free trip to space

Patrick Carney beat out more than 1 million other contestants for the chance of a lifetime on board the XCOR Aerospace Lynx spacecraft.

Saturday - 12/21/2013, 07:07am EST

Shopping for a stargazer? Here's your gift guide

Got a stargazer on your gift list and stuggling with what to get them? You've come to the right place. WTOP's Greg Redfern breaks down what, where and how to get the best space-related gifts.

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 02:19pm EST

Catch the year's best meteor shower overnight Friday

If the sky stays clear overnight Friday, we will enjoy the peak time for what I think is the best meteor shower of the year, the Geminids.

Friday - 12/13/2013, 12:26pm EST

NASA: Some perspective and gratitude

Americans are aware of NASA but I do not think they realize how much NASA does and for how little money. Do you know what NASA's budget is for 2014? Thanks to our deadlocked and dysfunctional Congress there is no approved budget for the Government.

Monday - 12/09/2013, 02:47pm EST

Scientist knits technology into ultimate ugly sweaters

This scientist has found a way to use your smartphone to make your Christmas sweater the ugliest at the party.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 04:15pm EST

Where to find photos, facts about Comet ISON

Comet ISON may not be visible to the naked eye Thursday morning, but that doesn't mean science and technology can't help us see the icy comet racing toward our sun.

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 06:09pm EST
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From space to Charles Co.: Students speak to astronauts

Twenty students from Charles County Public Schools got the chance Tuesday to talk one-on-one with American astronauts stationed aboard the International Space Station.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 04:23pm EST

The heat will be on Comet ISON later this week

Comet ISON is headed for a close encounter with the Sun on Thanksgiving Day at 2 p.m. EST.

Sunday - 11/24/2013, 02:46pm EST

On the horizon: Glowing paths that illuminate the night

Dark, dangerous pathways could become a thing of the past, thanks to some new technology.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 04:45pm EDT

A doomsday space rock: Really?

One week ago, astronomers Gennady Borisov and Timur Kryachko discovered an asteroid (a space rock) using an 8-inch astrograph (a sophisticated telescope camera) at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.

Saturday - 10/19/2013, 11:20pm EDT

Lunar eclipse visible from the East Coast Friday

Friday night will see the first full moon after the autumnal equinox and by happy coincidence a lunar eclipse will accompany it.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 05:20pm EDT
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18-foot-long sea creature found off Calif. coast

Marine science teacher finds carcass of 18-foot-long sea creature off California coast

Friday - 10/18/2013, 10:50am EDT

Fireball sightings reported in area Monday night

Did you see a flash in the sky Monday night?

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 06:47am EDT

Largest cancer study in decades recruits from D.C. area, embarks in groundbreaking field

The American Cancer Society is embarking on long-term study in a ground-breaking field -- and if you have a few free minutes, you can help save a life.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:03am EDT

Voyager 1 now belongs to the stars

Space Place writer Greg Redfern explores the future for Voyager 1.

Saturday - 09/14/2013, 04:08pm EDT

NASA launches robotic explorer to moon from Va.

NASA launches robotic explorer to moon from Va.; trouble develops early in much-viewed flight

Saturday - 09/07/2013, 02:52pm EDT

Can NASA solve decades-old moon mystery?

NASA's next mission to the moon might solve a puzzle from the Apollo flights of the 1960s and 1970s -- if all goes well.

Saturday - 09/07/2013, 01:50am EDT
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