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Watch Comet Siding Spring as it passes Mars

On Sunday, Oct. 19, Earthlings and a handful of spacecraft can witness an awesome celestial spectacle live as it happens.

Saturday - 10/18/2014, 07:09pm EDT

Tags: Greg Redfern, science

Don't miss the total lunar eclipse

The early morning hours of October 8th will provide area skywatchers a pretty sight - a total lunar eclipse.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 07:04am EDT

Tags: lunar eclipse, Greg Redfern

More indications there is life in outer space

Three new research articles show that the conditions for life as we know it here on Earth exist in the universe.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 07:27am EDT

Tags: Greg Redfern, Sun, Earth, life, water

Maven to enter Mars orbit Sunday night

It's not everyday you can have a live ringside seat to a spacecraft entering a robot around another planet.

Monday - 09/22/2014, 12:01am EDT

Tags: Mars, maven, NASA, Greg Redfern,

Saturday is 'International Observe the Moon Night'

Be on the lookout for celebrations in the D.C. area and beyond.

Saturday - 09/06/2014, 05:20pm EDT

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Mercury and Venus close in pre-dawn sky

Mercury and Venus will be close to one another in the early morning skies over the next few days.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 11:49am EDT

Tags: Greg Redfern, Venus, mercury

World UFO Day: Search for extraterrestrial intelligence continues

Are we alone? July 2 is World UFO Day and seeks to answer that question as people gather together to watch the skies for unidentified flying objects.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 09:42am EDT

Tags: World UFO Day, Greg Redfern, UFO, Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Sarah Beth Hensley, Space, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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Astronomers gather on National Mall for festival Friday

The annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall begins at 6 p.m. tonight.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 10:46am EDT

Tags: National Mall, Greg Redfern,

Rare ‘new' meteor shower predicted for Saturday

A rare meteor shower will brighten the night skies above the metro area Saturday. Learn more about where these meteorites came from and the best viewing times.

Saturday - 05/24/2014, 10:55am EDT

Tags: meteor shower, comet, Greg Redfern

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Enjoy a bright view of Mars while you can

Just make sure you have the right view.

Sunday - 04/06/2014, 09:06pm EDT

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