It’s official designation is 2012 VP113. The “VP” in the name inspired its nickname: Biden.
Despite the amount of moonlight present in the sky tonight, those who’d like to watch the shower and can find a spot away from city lights can expect to see up to 50 or more meteors per hour.
The Solar Walk app lets you learn all about the sky above us, with over 375 images and eight videos.
Odds are you won’t get to explore the stars yourself – or even have access to all of NASA’s tools. The Visualization Explorer app is the next best thing.
Dr. Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy at Widener University, says scientists have been interested in transits of Venus for centuries.
Stargazing goes high tech with the Night Sky app – an educational app that makes astronomy accessible to pretty much anyone.
Science is in everything we do, and Director Gerri Trooskin says the point of this festival is to show just how much fun science can be.
If you have a college age student with an undeclared major, you may want to steer them into astronomy.
The Franklin Institute’s observatory is just one of a few places where you can take in the view Thursday night.