Orionids Meteor Shower.

The Orionids are a medium strength shower that sometimes reaches high strength activity. In a normal year the Orionids produce 10-20 shower members at maximum. In exceptional years, such as […]

Masterclass with NASA


Thirty international universities and leadership organisations have confirmed participation at 'Masterclass with NASA on the future of man, economy and the world.' Registration is free!

Venus at Greatest Elongation

Venus reaches maximum eastern elongation on October 29, 2021. After this date, you will see Venus head back towards the Sun on its way to inferior conjunction.

New Moon

New Moon. By the modern definition, New Moon occurs when the Moon and Sun are at the same geocentric ecliptic longitude. The part of the Moon facing us is completely […]

Full Moon

The Full Moon rises at sunset, is visible all night, and is high in the sky around midnight.

Official Calendar

2022 Vatican Observatory calendars now available for purchase in our e-store!