Doug Duncan, director of Boulder's Fiske Planetarium, explains the excitement over NASA's discovery of seven rocky planets orbiting a single, relatively nearby star to Earth.
Deep under miles of nitrogen ice, an ocean of water could still flow on the dwarf planet. Photographs and data captured by the Colorado-led New Horizons spacecraft inspired the new research.
The moon will be full and closer to Earth than it’s been in nearly 70 years on Nov. 14.
The $800 million mission will pull alongside Bennu, a NASA-classified “potentially hazardous asteroid,” in 2018. The spacecraft will study the asteroid, collect a piece of it and return the sample to Earth.
The search for planets outside our solar system has uncovered a rocky planet orbiting our nearest neighboring star. The director of Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium calls the search for exoplanets the “frontier” of astronomy.
Cross your fingers for clear skies -- the annual Perseid meteor shower will peak later this week.
- "Round and Round Up and Down" features live dancers and performers projected on the screen above as part of a dance film.Read more
New technology and crowdsourcing are changing the way amateurs contribute to astronomy.
At a weekly free screening of the television series "Cosmos", audiences at Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium ponder the meaning of continental drift, the electric motor and the nature of life.