2014 is rich in stargazing events and I put together a list to have a brief view of them. These are just some of the highlights to watch out for in the new year, so I recommend checking out the full list with more details. Also the full list is helpful because some of the events could be seen both in north and southern hemisphere, some only in one.
Here is the high-res version of the image.
April 8 – best view of Mars!
Our Milky Way Galaxy is vast and mysterious, but that didn’t stop Caltech astrophysicists from capturing it all on video. Caltech compiled some 2 million infrared snapshots from the Spitzer Space Telescope into a single 360 degree mosaic, and then panned. The result? A map of the galaxy, which astronomers can use to explore uncharted space.