Eclipse 2017: T–2 Months and Counting
With two months to go until the total solar eclipse on August 21, it's time to get planning — if you haven't already!
Fun in the Sun: A White-Light Guide to Our Nearest Star
We examine the fascinating solar phenomena that anyone with a small scope and safe solar filter can see, whether the Sun's in eclipse or not.
2017 Eclipse Resources
With all the interest in August’s sky spectacular, it’s no surprise that you can find lots of great information about solar eclipses. Here are some favorite resources chosen by the editors of Sky & Telescope magazine: Books About Eclipses In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, Magic, and Mystery…
Fred Espenak Webinar: Advanced Eclipse Imaging
Want to take your eclipse-photography experience to the next level? Get tips on advanced techniques from Fred Espenak, a.k.a. "Mr. Eclipse," during S&T's live webinar on Tuesday, May 23rd. There are now just three months to go until August 21st's total eclipse of the Sun. And, like me, you're probably…
Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques
Daylight Polar Alignment Made Easy
Try this easy technique to roughly polar-align your telescope mount during the day using your smartphone and a planetarium app.
"Lights All Askew:" How a Solar Eclipse Made Einstein Famous
Why are some scientists world-famous but not others? Narrative, even one as simple as "starlight bends," turns out to be a powerful tool for making sense of science. In 1905 Albert Einstein published four papers that transformed our understanding of light, atoms, space, time, and energy. The world took no…
U.S. Forever Stamp to Feature Amateur Astrophotos
The U.S. Postal Service's new Total Eclipse Forever stamp will feature photos by the well-know eclipse expert Fred Espenak, who is also a master of many different kinds of astrophotography.
Fred Espenak's Webinar on Basic Eclipse Photography
As August 21st's awesome solar eclipse draws nearer, it's a great time to get valuable basic tips on how to photograph this spectacle — even with your smartphone — from Fred Espenak, a.k.a. "Mr. Eclipse," during S&T's live webinar on Tuesday, April 25th.
What’s So Hard About Understanding Eclipses?
A total eclipse of the Sun is the perfect opportunity to counter common misconceptions of how the Moon, Sun, and Earth move and interact in their orbits. Here’s how.
Fred Espenak's Eclipse-Photography Webinar
When it comes to capturing a total solar eclipse, few can match the expertise of Fred Espenak. Get valuable tips from "Mr. Eclipse" himself during S&T's live webinar on Thursday, January 12th.
Get Funds for 2017 Eclipse Outreach Projects
Thanks to some timely NSF support, the American Astronomical Society is offering dozens of small grants to U.S. groups that offer outreach programs tied to the 2017 s
RV Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
If you’re planning on RVing your way to 2017's total solar eclipse, here's where you'll find some of the best campgrounds on the path of totality.
Preparación para el 2017 Eclipse Total de Sol
El 21 de Agosto del 2017 va a ser la primera vez que los Americanos podrán ver un eclipse total de Sol desde 1949. Un espectáculo tan grandioso obtendrá mucha atención, pero también atrae mucha planificación necesaria.
Preparing for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (VIDEO)
On August 21, 2017, mainland Americans will witness a total solar eclipse. Here's why it'll be amazing - and why you should start planning your trip to totality now!
Eclipse 2017: Spotlight on Glendo, Wyoming
A small town with a population of 205 will be the destination for Sky & Telescope's Wyoming solar-eclipse tour in 2017.
Fred Espenak: Great American Eclipse of 2017
Get ready for the great American eclipse of 2017 with expert advice from "Mr. Eclipse", Fred Espenak.
Citizen Science for the Great American Solar Eclipse
Solar scientists hope an armada of amateur astrophotographers can record the inner corona’s evolution throughout the 2017 total solar eclipse.
Get Ready for America's Coast-to-Coast Total Solar Eclipse in 2017
Where will you be on August 21, 2017 - when a total solar eclipse will be seen from Oregon to South Carolina? Find out what you need to know now to start planning for the big event.
Planning for America's Great American Eclipse in August 2017
Dozens of solar specialists are coordinating outreach activities for a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse that's only two years away.
Americans Will See Total Solar Eclipse in 2017
Mark your calendars for August 21, 2017 — when the Moon's umbral shadow will race coast to coast across the United States for the first time in nearly a century.