Say what you will about 2020, but we can't deny that it was a great year for astronomy and space sciences. And 2021 is shaping up to be another fantastic year for those who love to gaze up in wonder at the universe beyond our atmosphere.
To help you identify the best nights for stargazing and other astronomical events this coming year, here's a list of the top space events in 2021. While the first event on this list isn't until mid-March, that isn't to suggest there are no astronomy events happening in the first 10 weeks of the year. However, in attempting to pare down the list of astronomy events worth planning on, some don't make the cut. If you're heading out to stargaze on a night that isn't on this list, be sure to check a star app to see if any other wonders will be visible that night. Here's our list in chronological order: