| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:05 PM
With amazing clarity, astronomers have spied a solar system in the act of being born.
At the center is HL Tau, an infant star that is believed to be no more than 1 million years old. It is surrounded by hazy, concentric rings of material that scientists...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Dr. Phillip Lu is characteristically self-deprecating about the news that a newly discovered asteroid has been named after him.
"My younger daughter asked, 'Dad, what's this supposed to mean?'" said Lu, 82, a retired astronomy professor from Western...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:02 PM
York County Planning Commission to review special use permit for Taco Bell and a nutrition company on Wednesday
The York County Planning Commission will review two requests for special use permits at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. One application is from...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:31 PM
It never rains but it storms on Uranus. Astronomers have spotted a slew of squalls on this usually quiet, distant planet — two of them giant storms that took professional and amateur astronomers by surprise.
The findings, presented this week at...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Few endeavors embrace the disciplines of both science and art as vividly as astrophotography. While astronomical subjects such as the moon, stars, and of course the sun, have inspired artists for centuries, unprecedented advances in photographic...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:08 AM
His name sounds like one you'd give a character in a parody of patrician privilege.
But the real story of Chesley Bonestell, pronounced BON-uh-stell, has nothing to do with mixing G&Ts or being one of the strongest doubles partners at the club....
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:01 PM
With an Adler After Dark event last week, the Adler Planetarium's Doane Observatory quietly reopened for public use after a renovation that improved access to the building's 20-inch mirrored telescope, put in a lakeside ground-floor classroom/meeting...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 8:24 PM
John Derby spent his last summer vacation hobnobbing with famous astronomers as though they were old friends.
Studying the cosmos at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif. — famed for its explorations of space and search for...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:35 PM
To mark the solar eclipse that swept across the Southern California sky on Thursday — the first one seen in Los Angeles in 2 1/2 years — the Cosmic Cafe on Mt. Wilson was serving up sandwiches and chili.
This was kind of a big deal. After...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Attention stargazers: Thursday afternoon's sunset will coincide with a partial solar eclipse. That means the sun — when spied through eclipse glasses or other special viewing devices — will appear crescent-shaped.
"It's a dramatic event,"...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 7:11 PM
You don’t see this every day. For the first time, astronomers have captured images of a nova very soon after the stellar explosion flared into existence and have tracked the fireball's dramatic expansion into space.
The discovery, described in the...