Stars

The number of stars in the universe is countless, but only around 2,000 of them can be seen with the naked eye in the dark night. And how many stars can you identify? Don’t worry, here we’ve prepared for you detailed information and colorful pictures on the brightest stars in the sky. You don’t even need to find each star’s location by yourself — our astronomy apps Star Walk 2 and Sky Tonight will guide you through the night sky showing the names, facts, and locations of the stars above you.

Can you buy a star name

Truth About Star Naming: Can You Buy a Star In The Sky? 💫

~5 min
Astronomical News

Have you ever dreamed of buying a star? The problem is that no one will recognize your right to own it. Here we explain how star-selling companies deceive you.

Blue Regulus

Regulus – The Little King Star In The Constellation Leo

~7 min
Astronomical News

Discover Regulus, the Little King star, one of the brightest and easiest to find. 🌟 Learn how to locate Regulus in the sky above you and see its celestial majesty with your own eyes!

Pleiades Star Cluster

The Pleiades: One of the Best Naked-Eye Deep-Sky Objects

~8 min
Astronomical News

How many stars can be observed in the Pleiades star cluster? 💫 Most stargazers only see six – learn how to spot more!

Betelgeuse Explosion

Betelgeuse: The Red Supergiant Star on Its Way to Supernova

~7 min
Astronomical News

Discover Betelgeuse, the red supergiant star that's making headlines for it may go supernova in our lifetimes. 💥Learn how to observe Betelgeuse right now and explore the latest scientific theories about its upcoming explosion.

Is It a Real Name?

Space Quiz: Is It a Real Name?

Quizzes

Astronomers are great in coming up with weird space names. The only people who can compete with them are authors of books, games, movies, and TV series. In this quiz, we've mixed up real and fictional space objects that have beautiful, funny, mysterious, or telling names. Guess which of these objects actually exist and which are imaginary!

Bortle Scale of Light Pollution

Understanding the Night Sky: The Bortle Scale

Infographics

Wondering if you can spot that galaxy or nebula from your backyard? 🌌Our infographic has the answers! Here we use the Bortle Scale to illustrate how light pollution affects what you see. Get to know the night sky and enhance your stargazing experience!

Pollux

Pollux: the brightest star in Gemini

~4 min
Astronomical News

Discover Pollux – the brighter of the two “twin stars” in Gemini. Learn when and how to see the star, and what is special about it.

Antares: Supergiant Star Rivaling Mars

~5 min
Astronomical News

Discover Antares, the red supergiant star in Scorpius. Learn how to find it in the sky, and when the star will meet the Moon in 2024.

Spica: Virgo's Brightest Star

Spica: Virgo’s Brightest Star

~4 min
Astronomical News

Discover the brilliance of Spica, the sparkling gem in the constellation Virgo! Learn how to find the star, when to observe it, and what is special about it.

Stars VS Planets

Stars VS Planets

Infographics

How much does a star differ from a planet? What's an easy way to tell them apart in the sky? Read this infographic to learn the answers.