The Orionids meteor shower will peakOctober 22, 2017 – October 23, 2017Starting in the evening of Oct. 22 through the next day's dawn, you might be able to catch a glimpse of the Orionids meteor shower. Learn more about the major meteor showers and how to watch them here: http://nyti.ms/2hKGtWx
Events we're watching starting in NovemberNovember 1, 2017We're on the lookout for the announcement of two major missions to space. The private company Moon Express could attempt to put a lander on the moon before the end of the year to claim the $20 million Google Lunar X prize. And SpaceX could also demonstrate its Falcon Heavy rocket, an important step toward…
The Leonids meteor shower will peakNovember 18, 2017 – November 19, 2017Starting in the evening of Nov. 18 through the next day's dawn, you might be able to catch a glimpse of the Leonids meteor shower. Learn more about the major meteor showers and how to watch them here: http://nyti.ms/2hKGtWx
SupermoonDecember 3, 2017You may not be able to tell the difference between a supermoon and a regular full moon, but it will be larger and brighter than usual as the moon moves closer to Earth over the course of its elliptical orbit. Read more about supermoons and other moons here: http://nyti.ms/2hLW602
NASA aims to launch its ICON satelliteDecember 8, 2017Kwajalein Atoll, RMIThe ICON satellite will help NASA understand the intersection of Earth's atmosphere with space. The Times expects to report on the mission in December, or when it launches.