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 […]
Mission to Mars
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 […]
More Citizen Science!
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.
Nova Delphini 2013
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 Time Astronomy!
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 […]