Blue moon? Friday’s celestial event comes with a catch
This is an astronomy story that comes up only once in a blue moon, like on Friday. Maybe. Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:40am
Cape Fear Museum offers astronomy program for children
The Cape Fear Museum offers fun and education program every Saturday in the Learning Center. This month children can learn about astronomy. Sat, 07/05/2014 - 10:42pm
Star Party kicks off North Carolina’s Science Festival
The universe is still a vast mystery to us. A mystery most people just enjoy taking in. That's why over 700 people lined up at Airlie Gardens Friday night to do some star gazing. Star Parties around the state kicked off North Carolina's Science Festival. The goal is to get people more interested in science. Sat, 04/06/2013 - 3:09am
Rare sight as Venus passes in front of sun tonight
If somebody had asked you a few days ago if you were excited about the "Transit of Venus," chances are you'd give them a funny look. It's an opportunity none of us will have again in our lifetime, and it's a sight that is truly out of this world. Tue, 06/05/2012 - 2:00pm
NASA finds planet that’s just about right for life
NASA has found a new planet outside our solar system that's eerily similar to Earth in key aspects. Mon, 12/05/2011 - 6:21pm
The ‘Big Splat’ theory: Scientists say Earth once had 2 moons, until they collided
Astronomers theorize that the moons were formed about 4.5 billion years ago, when a giant planet smashed into Earth. Wed, 08/03/2011 - 7:25pm
Rare solstice eclipse darkens moon
Just days before Christmas we all received a very special treat this morning. For the first time in nearly 400 years, a lunar eclipse occurred during winter solstice at 2:41 a.m. Tue, 12/21/2010 - 2:23pm