Andrew Fazekas, National Geographic

Andrew Fazekas

National Geographic

Montreal, QC, Canada

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Past articles by Andrew:

See a rare alignment of all the planets in the night sky

The celestial show, best viewed between June 17 and June 27, will be the last time the five brightest planets cluster in the sky until 2040. → Read More

Need a new idea to keep kids entertained? Try stargazing.

The night sky offers educational activities—even with the unaided eye. → Read More

Stars Above: Stars and planets shine bright this month

A Snow Moon will be rising in the east on Feb. 8. → Read More

Stars Above: Cosmic gem Orion in full glory

Orion’s star-studded figure, unlike many other constellations, vividly resembles its mythological character — a mighty hunter. → Read More

Stars Above: Giants and moon dance across the night

The moon will reach its full phase — as it rises up the eastern horizon — by Sept. 13. → Read More

See Neptune at its best and more top stargazing in September

Opposite the sun this month, the eighth planet in the solar system is at its most visible, while Mars disappears and its rovers go quiet. → Read More

Auroras may light up the night sky this Labor Day weekend

A solar storm's impact could trigger northern lights as far south as Seattle and New York. Here's how to watch. → Read More

Stars Above: Moonlit meteors and Mercury mornings

Forget binoculars and telescopes, as the best way to view the Perseid meteor shower is your naked eyes. → Read More

Perseids peak, and more top stargazing events in August

Multiple meteor showers and planets on parade await stargazers looking up this month. → Read More

Stars Above: Apollo anniversary moon shines bright

Why not relive the excitement of the Apollo 11 mission 50 years ago this month by taking your own virtual tour of the moon. → Read More

Stars Above: Jupiter dazzles across June nights

Mercury will reach its maximum distance from the sun on June 23, making it the best opportunity to hunt it down this year. → Read More

Star Above: May skies filled with kites, planets and an asteroid, too

Jupiter will glide across the southern skies on May 19 and 20 and will pair up with the moon for an eye-catching sight. → Read More

Famous meteors peak, and more top stargazing events in May

A big, bright asteroid and a planetary bonanza will also entice space fans to look up this month. → Read More

Lyrids: How to see one of the oldest meteor showers

One of the oldest annual showers on record, the Lyrids put on a show each spring. → Read More

Stars Above: Meteors light up April skies

Meteor showers will star in April skies but Jupiter and Venus will shine as well. → Read More

See the first supermoon on the spring equinox in 19 years

Look up while it lasts: This particular cosmic coincidence won't come again until 2030. → Read More

Stars Above: Worlds dominate dawn skies

The vernal equinox (spring) is set for March 20, which marks the point where the Earth’s axis is neither tilted away nor towards the sun. → Read More

Equinox supermoon, and more can't-miss sky shows in March

Look up this month to see planetary pairings, ghostly lights, and a special spring supermoon. → Read More

Stars Above: Mercury rising in our frozen skies

Try using binoculars or a small telescope to catch the close encounter between Mars and Uranus in February. → Read More

Mercury, supermoon, and more top stargazing sights in February

Look up for the year’s best view of the innermost planet, as well as a super-size moon and a southern meteor shower. → Read More