The latest stories from The Planetary Society, featuring humanity's quest to explore worlds, find life, and defend Earth.
  1. An introduction to backyard astronomy for amateur stargazers.
  2. Picking out your first telescope can be overwhelming. This easy-to-follow guide will help you find an affordable telescope that you'll actually use.
  3. This week, learn about the conditions of the early solar system and get ready for next week’s meteor shower, plus more.
  4. Our journey to know the cosmos and our place within it starts right outside our windows, in the night sky. Get weekly sky charts, see upcoming celestial events, and become a better backyard observer.
  5. Here's everything you need to know about the annual Perseid Meteor Shower and how to watch it.