The next celestial event begins in:
The Partial Solar Eclipse
The second solar eclipse of the year will be visible on September 13, 2015 for observers in southern Africa , the southern Indian Ocean, and parts of Antarctica. At the point of greatest eclipse, in Antarctica at 6:54 UT, the Sun will be 79% covered by the Moon. In Cape Town, the eclipse will peak at 5:43 UT when the Sun appears 43% covered. But if you can't make it to the bottom half of the world, you can join Slooh for coverage of this partial solar eclipse where you will see live images from our partner observatories and hear expert commentary from Slooh astronomers.
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September Equinox 2015
Equinox marks the time, twice each year, when days and nights have equal length and the world moves through a time of harvest or renewal. On September 23, 2015 join Slooh for a live show to celebrate the September equinox as the Sun crosses the celestial equator moving south, marking the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere and spring in the southern hemisphere.
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  • Watch the next meteor shower on Slooh
  • Watch the Next Full Moon on Slooh
  • Watch the Total Solar Eclipse LIVE on Slooh on March 20th!

Slooh Community News

  • November 26, 2014

    Will Gater, astronomy journalist and astrophotographer, debuted on Slooh during our coverage of the incredible comet landing success story of Philae and Rosetta. If you are looking for more of Will, you are in luck, because he will be making an appearance on air for many future shows. Stay tuned!

  • October 19, 2014

    Dr. Nick Schneider, the MAVEN Remote Sensing Team Lead, will come on Slooh's broadcast of Siding Spring's close approach to Mars to talk about our big, red, planetary neighbor.

  • October 06, 2014

    Our Total Lunar Eclipse show on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 was chock full of special guests! This included Deborah Byrd from earthsky.org, who talked with us about the unique visuals this eclipse had in store for us based on the Moon's particular position in the night sky that time around. ttt

  • August 27, 2014

    Lieutenant Colonel Lindley Johnson joined Geoff Fox and Bob Berman on Slooh to discuss the closest approach of Asteroid 2002 CU11. As Near Earth Object Programs Executive at NASA, our special guest had some spectacular insights and stories to share.

  • August 25, 2014

    Alan Cummings, Voyager specialist, joined Slooh astronomer Bob Berman on Slooh's Voyager 1 interstellar anniversary special for a grand discussion of the Voyager 1 spacecraft's fantastic achievements and nail-biting adventures throughout history.

  • August 11, 2014

    Darlene Cavalier's debut appearance with Slooh was on our Mega-Moon show. She is the founder of Science Cheerleaders, and had a great discussion with Bob Berman about science outreach and that great big Moon in our night sky.

  • July 18, 2014

    Slooh celebrated the 45th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing. We watched the moon rise in Dubai via our live stream as special guests science journalist Andy Chaikin and documentarian Duncan Copp shared their stories.

  • June 27, 2014

    Slooh tracked massive and newly discovered potentially hazardous asteroid 2014 HQ124 zipping by Earth on June 5th. Neil Cavuto from Fox Business did a segment on The Beast (named by Slooh) to highlight the risks of near-Earth Asteroids.


  • May 13, 2014

    Geoff Fox is the newest member of our broadcast team. He was an award-winning meteorologist and science reporter in Connecticut before moving to sunny southern California. Now, he will share his broadcasting experience and enthusiasm for astronomy with the Slooh Community. He made his debut as the host of the annular solar eclipse on April 28th.

  • April 24, 2014

    Dr. Green is a Royal Society University Research Fellow based at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics and studies activity in the atmosphere of our nearest star, the Sun. In particular, looking at immense magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere which sporadically erupt into the Solar System. 

    Learn more about Dr. Lucie Green

  • April 15, 2014

    Timothy Ferris, the renowned science writer, brought his extensive experience and knowledge to Slooh when he appeared as the guest expert on the coverage of the Total Lunar Eclipse on April 15. Ferris has written dozens of books including "Coming of Age in the Milky Way". He is currently an emeritus professor at UC - Berkeley.

    Learn more about Timothy Ferris’ Work

  • March 28, 2014

    If you are curious about the night sky, join the world's largest fellowship of citizen astronomers, active since 2003 in command of Slooh's observatories to image 40,000+ objects in the night sky and collaborate in research, discovery, promulgation and inspiration.

    Learn More

  • March 19, 2014

    "This is so cool! I don't believe I have seen any satellites in HM (High Magnification view) that were put there on purpose. I know talk has gone on here, in the past, about how to go about tracking them and how accurate you need to be to catch it in the HM....pretty awesome if you ask me!"

    Slooh Member Christina Feliciano

  • February 27, 2014

    With solar activity heating up, the Northern Lights have recently become spectacular to see from places beneath the "auroral oval" centered on the north magnetic pole. During this unique viewing window, Slooh astronomer Bob Berman and key telescope partner Matt Francis traveled to central Alaska to capture the majesty of this incredible event.

  • February 20, 2014

    Hast thou seen the white asteroid, the length of 10 whaling vessels, not spied in some 14 years, whose orbit has now been lost, goes by the name Moby Dick? Find it for us, for all of humanity, and it'll be a dram of rum for you and your brethren, and a suitable frame of your accomplishment on this page for a year.

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  • February 17, 2014

    A bitter storm hit the Canary Islands on Monday, February 17. The storm covered Mt. Teide, the site of Slooh's flagship observatory, in snow and ice leaving the domes frozen shut. After the storm passed, Paul Cox, Slooh's Observatory Director, spent hours digging the domes out of the snow to prepare the telescopes for clear nights of stargazing.

Slooh Highlights

  • Flora at Opposition
  • Asteroid BL86 on the Close Approach
  • The Geminid Meteor Shower
  • Tracking Rosetta's 67p
  • Leonid Meteor Shower Highlight
  • Rosetta Spacecraft Comet 67P Show Promo
  • The Partial Solar Eclipse
  • Orionid Meteor Shower Highlight
  • Siding Spring versus Mars Highlight
  • The Moon Photobombing Saturn