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  1. Circle the date November 21st on your calendar, when a brief but potentially spectacular meteor storm might light up the night.

    The post Intense Meteor Outburst Expected from the Alpha Monocerotids appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. Though clouds blocked the sky for many yesterday, those with a clear view had the chance to see tiny Mercury cross the face of the Sun.

    The post Capturing the Transit of Mercury appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. On Monday, November 11th, Mercury will pass directly in front of the Sun and look a tiny black dot silhouetted against the brilliant solar disk. The event, called a transit, occurs approximately 13 times a century.

    The post Don’t Miss Monday’s Rare Transit of Mercury appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. If you're planning on watching the November 11th transit of Mercury, try kicking it up a notch — watch with a friend and calculate the distance between Earth and the Sun!

    The post Citizen Science with the Transit of Mercury appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. A potentially hazardous asteroid makes a flyby of Earth this Friday, offering amateurs with modest telescopes a chance to ride along.

    The post “Potentially Hazardous” Asteroid Is Headed For Your Telescope appeared first on Sky & Telescope.