Enjoy a Space Month Full of Beauty and Awe

This month features exclusively free, virtual events, open to stargazers across the globe. Activities are designed so that novices can participate along with pros.

Star Wars Days

In honor of Star Wars Days “May the Fourth be with you” and “Revenge of the Sixth,” we have a special challenge for you! Unistellar Citizen Astronomers are invited to participate in this week’s quest to observe Star Wars themed celestial objects!

In addition, on May 1-6, we’re offering a discount when pre-ordering an eQuinox on our website! Use promo code FARFARAWAY to receive a discount of $250USD/200€/£200/¥30 000.

Star Wars Challenge

Weekly Celestial Observation Challenges

Discover the mystery and majesty of Deep-Sky Objects such as nebulae, galaxies, globular clusters and much more. New Observation Challenges kick off every Friday.

For details, follow Unistellar on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Detect Trojan Asteroid Patroclus and its Moon Menoetius

On May 9, a trojan asteroid known as 617 Patroclus, along with its moon Menoetius, will occult (pass in front of) a star. This will be visible across a path sweeping over North America. Trojan asteroids are located in two groupings which orbit ahead and behind Jupiter. They were most likely captured 4 billion years ago during Jupiter’s migration towards the Sun, so they may contain clues on the history of our solar system.

Learn more about trojan asteroids and this exciting opportunity!

NASA Lucy Mission Trojan Asteroid
Artist illustration of NASA’s Lucy spacecraft flying by a Trojan asteroid. Credit: NASA/SwRI and SSL/Peter Rubin