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Astronomers Find the Most Distant Stars in Our Galaxy

More than 200 RR Lyrae stars—distant variable stars—have been found by astronomers in the Milky Way's stellar halo. Over a million light-years separate us from the furthest of these stars. This is roughly half the distance to our nearest...

The Ancient Greek Stars Lighting Up Our Night Skies

Since the beginning of time, people have turned their eyes to the sky and discerned the shapes of animals and objects in the stars.

Sleeping Under the Stars on the Peak of Greece’s Mountain of the Gods

Konstantinos Vasilakakos can be called a photographer of the stars—not the Hollywood stars but the celestial elements that fill the night sky and truly fascinate all those who gaze at them. Vasilakakos is a great fan of night photography and...

How Ancient Greeks Set Humanity on the Path to Space Exploration

While civilized society was just learning to use the wheel on earth, ancient Greeks were aiming at celestial space and the stars.

Planets Align Before Christmas to Produce "Star of Bethlehem"-Like Phenomenon

As the year 2020 has had one unusual occurrence after another, it seems fitting that the year will end with another extremely rare event -- what astronomers say is a "triple conjunction" of planets, which will perhaps be another...

Greek Stars Lighting Up Our Night Skies

Since the beginning of time, people have turned their eyes to the sky and discerned the shapes of animals and objects in the stars.

Perseid Meteor Shower to Reach its Peak on Sunday at Dawn

The most spectacular summer shower of shooting stars, the meteor shower of Perseid, will reach its peak on Sunday at dawn, and will be visible on the sky of Greece and on the north hemisphere sky in general. Those who...