Astronomy & Space – Where to Read the Celestial News

Astronomy and Space: Where to read the Celestial News by WildHemlock.Com. Learn about space, astronomy, galaxies, eclipses, and more!
Print This Article
Astronomy and Space: Where to read the Celestial News by WildHemlock.Com. Learn about space, astronomy, galaxies, eclipses, and more!

Wednesday’s SpaceX Crew Dragon launch was postponed until this Saturday! See below for a list of places to watch the next launch.

Astronomy, cosmology, astrophysics, and the computing associated with it are some of the hottest topics in science right now. Soon we may see the first manned space mission launched by a private company, and we are entering a new solar minimum era. We keep discovering more and more about what happens off of this planet. If you would like to keep up, here is where to start.

Wild Hemlock Astronomy Calendar

The Astronomy Calendar right here on will keep you informed of all the upcoming astronomy events! Easy to print out, too.

Learn About Saturday’s Launch

NASA DM-2 Website

SpaceX Launch Website

SpaceX YouTube Channel (Watch Live Here!)

SpaceX Reddit Campaign Thread (Old.Reddit Link)

NASA YouTube Channel

Learn About Space

The National Aeronautics and Space Administation (NASA) website is full of information about the celestial bodies above us and the planet below us. You can learn about earth science, climate science, the solar system, space technology, and more. Check up on Curiosity, the Mars rover. Follow each NASA mission as the information rolls in. This is a great resource for students as well.

Sea and Sky: the Sky

Sea and Sky presents astronomical information in a very digestible manner. While the objects in the universe are endless, this website makes it easy to learn all of the basics. You can tour the solar system, learn about all of the constellations in the sky, follow celestial objects across the horizon, educate yourself about the history of space science, and meet the most famous astronomers. is the website for Astronomy Magazine, a monthly space periodical for both professionals and amateurs. The magazine and website feature upcoming news, interviews with astronauts, stargazing calendars, astrophotography, and much more!

Upcoming Astronomical Events


SKYCAL is The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Sky Events Calendar hosted on the Eclipse website. You can set your astrophotography clocks to this website. While the Eclipse website does not appear to have been updated lately, the calendar is still up to date and accurate for many years to come.


In-The-Sky.Org is a data heavy website full of charts and detailed information. Here you can find detailed locations of deep space objects, an online planetarium, an orrery, and many tables of data about planetary movements. You can follow spacecraft through the skies and the rise and set times of each planet. There is always more to discover.

American Meteor Society

The American Meteor Society is all about meteor showers. Here you can get week-by-week updates and meteor forecasts, as well as pictures and reports from across the globe. You can report ‘fireballs’ or the brightest kinds of meteors. All kinds of meteoroid information can be found here.

SpaceWeather is, as the name suggests, all about space weather. But how can there be weather without an atmosphere? It is the weather created by the sun and other celestial objects. You can monitor solar flares and sun spots, cosmic rays, watch for auroras and noctilucent clouds, and count near-earth asteroids. There are plenty of explanations and blog posts linked under their respective charts on home page.

Time and Astronomy

One of my favorite things about is that it is easy to personalize all of the information to your local time zone. This is especially important for astronomical phenomena because not all of the events are visible everywhere on Earth. The information is presented in a clean, easy to read and easy to search format.

Space & Science News

All of these websites are on my daily reading list. They are updated daily with stores about astronomy, science, space flight, stargazing, technology, and the human politics of space. I use their RSS feeds to make sure I don’t miss a thing.


Ars Technica Science Astronomy

These websites are a great place to start if you want to learn more about the Earth’s place in the universe and how to take a peak beyond our own blue atmosphere.

Do you like WildHemlock.Com?
Support with Paypal!