April Part II: Look up at the night sky tonight!

Cross your fingers and hope for clear skies tonight – because it's the Lyrid meteor shower! Technically, the Lyrid meteors take place all through late April. Tonight and tomorrow night (21 and 22 April) are particularly special, however, because the shower will be at its peak.…

What are the Chances of an Asteroid Hitting Earth?

Since Wilhelm Olbers’ discovery of Pallas, asteroids have become a well-known feature of our night sky. How much do we actually know about them? Everyone has heard of an asteroid and everyone has heard of the possibility of them ending life on earth as we know it.…