The Voyager 1 spacecraft has officially reached interstellar space. After making the first close passages of Jupiter and Saturn, Voyager 1 has been traveling through the outer Solar System for […]
Have you ever wanted to visit Mars? Many different types of missions to the Red Planet are currently being considered, and volunteers might be needed to man these missions. Tune […]
Learn even more about how to help astronomers sift through huge amounts of data to make truly amazing discoveries! SETI@Home and The Milky Way Project are just two of the […]
The Kepler space telescope has officially ended its planet-hunting mission. But don’t despair, Kepler has discovered 167 confirmed extrasolar planets and another 3,568 planet candidates are waiting to be confirmed.
A ‘new’ star appeared in the constellation Delphinus the Dolphin in late August. Called a nova, this surprise event is caused by a runaway nuclear explosion on the surface of […]
Summer is here and it is one of the best times of the year to get outside and see the night time sky! Astronomers at UW Madison offer several programs […]