2,000-foot asteroid discovered in Arizona to pass by Earth on Wednesday
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | April 18, 2017 12:02 pm
A massive, 2,000-foot asteroid discovered in Arizona known as 2014 JO25 will pass within a million miles of Earth on Wednesday.
Catch a glimpse of Jupiter and its moons this month in the Arizona sky
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | April 11, 2017 4:58 am
Of all the major planets in the solar system, Jupiter is the largest. Observers have a ring-side seat this week to view this amazing world.
Fast radio bursts are powerful broadcasts from the cosmos
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | April 4, 2017 12:17 pm
One of the most amazing phenomenon in astronomy is the mysterious burst of energy known as fast radio burst.
Get ready for the Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | March 28, 2017 9:37 am
On Aug. 21, the moon will obscure the sun for millions of observers in 12 states for the Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017.
Dr. Sky flies on SOFIA, a telescope-equipped plane used to study space
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | March 21, 2017 10:58 am
I had the chance to fly on SOFIA, a plane equipped with a 100-inch telescope that is used to study space, and it was an amazing experience!
Arizonans can catch a glimpse of famous star Canopus over next couple weeks
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | March 14, 2017 2:31 pm
Arizona observers have a chance to see one of the most amazing stars! The second-brightest in the sky, Canopus, puts on a great show for us here in Arizona.
March is a perfect time to spot planets, Milky Way in Arizona skies
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | March 7, 2017 11:56 am
March is one of the best month’s to observe our Arizona skies with warmer daytime temperatures but nights that still stay cool.
Comet Encke to be visible next month in Arizona skies
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | February 28, 2017 6:25 am
Comet Encke — also known as Comet 2P — is the second-most famous periodic comet after Halley’s Comet and will be close to the sun on March 10.
What do astronomers believe Planet 9 looks like?
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | February 21, 2017 7:28 am
Evidence has been building of a huge planet, known to astronomers only as Planet 9, which may be lurking at the outer regions of the solar system.
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | April 25, 2017 2:01 pmAstronaut Peggy Whitson sets American record for cumulative time spent in space