| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:35 PM
You don't have to go to the Griffith Observatory or other prime watching spot to view the first total lunar eclipse of 2014. Numerous "blood moon" video streams are available on the Web.
The Griffith Observatory will be streaming the event live from the...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Sifting through observations from tens of thousands of distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:47 PM
Bob Alborzian was a child when his father first showed him the Milky Way galaxy through the lens of a telescope, leading to a lifelong love of astronomy.
Now 69, Alborzian was on hand with his own homemade telescope Monday night at the Griffith...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Greek Theater's Cosmos Pavilion was decked out with shining stars from floor to ceiling for the live global premiere of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on Wednesday evening.
The docu-series, presented by Fox and the National Geographic Channel, is a...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Sifting through observations from more than 100,000 distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for life...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Science geeks whipped themselves into a veritable frenzy of anticipation over the weekend for the premiere of "Cosmos," the much-touted reboot of the classic series created by astronomer Carl Sagan in the 1970s.
You have to understand: Sagan and his...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:37 PM
NASA’s budget for the 2015 fiscal year wouldn’t budge much from last year under the White House’s proposal for nearly $17.5 billion, as officials reaffirmed the commitment to extending the life of the International Space Station, funding...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:15 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California took a big step Thursday toward what astronomers predict will be vastly improved exploration of the solar system and universe.
The UC regents approved the university's participation in the...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Scientists have discovered a double ring system around an icy, dark asteroid in the outer solar system.
The discovery marks the first time rings have been found around any object that is not a planet. The findings were published Wednesday in the journal...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Science is pretty amazing. By studying the world and the infinite space around us, science sets us down the road to discover who we are, where we've come from and where we're going. However, most scientific discussions can be difficult to comprehend for...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The shutters to the dome sheltering the 200-inch telescope on Palomar Mountain open with a clunk. With a steady purr of the two-horsepower motors, the twin panels, 115 tons each, begin to part.
A twilight sky slowly breaks over the curved edge....