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Astronomy and Society

Undue Ado About Asteroid 2013 TV135

The world's news media are making a big deal about a largish near-Earth asteroid discovered on October 8th that has a very slim chance of striking Earth in 2032.

Astronomy and Society

Donate to Eclipse-Glasses Effort

Astronomers Without Borders is raising funds to get 40,000 sets of eye-saving viewers into the hands of African schoolchildren for next month's solar eclipse.

People, Places, and Events

Will BBC Cancel The Sky at Night?

Stargazers in Great Britain learned this week that their beloved broadcast about all things celestial, inaugurated by the late Patrick Moore in 1957, might be canceled at year's end.

People, Places, and Events

17-Day ALMA Strike Ends in Resolution

The 17-day strike at the world’s largest ground-based observatory ended Saturday, and ALMA's revolutionary observations of the millimeter/submillimeter sky restart today.

Astronomy and Society

Wanted: More Young Stargazers

The Astronomical League is tackling a serious threat to the future of organized amateur astronomy: a dearth of stargazers in their teens, 20s, and 30s.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Spacecraft Look Back at Planet Earth

July 19th was a Big Day for our home planet, as two spacecraft, Cassini and Messenger, took snapshots of Earth and Moon from great distances.

Astronomy and Society

PayPal Stakes Its Claim in Space Tourism

A few years from now, when you’re floating in a space hotel many miles from Earth, you might want to order some coffee. And PayPal wants to make sure you don’t have to pay in cash.

Astronomy and Society

Chelyabinsk Mega-meteor: Status Report

The cosmic intruder that exploded in the sky on February 15th dropped thousands of fragments onto the snow-covered plains of south-central Russia. Here's an update on what's been found.

Astronomy and Society

Big Science with Modest Scopes

A recent annual meeting of amateur astronomers in Big Bear, California, proved once again that the amateur community is pursuing impressive science endeavors.

People, Places, and Events

TWAN's Earth & Sky Contest Winners

From the city lights nestled between Alpine peaks to a single image that captures stars, an aurora, and a meteor, The World At Night's 2013 astrophoto contest is full of startling vistas.

Stellar Science

Digitizing Harvard’s Century of Sky

Harvard College Observatory is digitizing its famed collection of more than 500,000 glass sky-survey plates and has just released the first data set.

Science and Space Policy

NASA to Snag a Near-Earth Asteroid

Not content to let private companies have all the fun in asteroid exploration and exploitation, NASA managers have proposed a high-flying mission that would capture a small asteroid and dispatch astronauts to study it — all within the next decade.

Trajectory Browser

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Mission Planning for the Public

A NASA web-based tool plots trajectories to your favorite planet or near-Earth object.

Astronomy and Society

Too Much Ado About Daylight-Saving Time

Still controversial, the annual switch to daylight saving time is annoying to backyard astronomers — and probably doesn't save any energy after all.

Meteor trail over Chelyabinsk

Astronomy and Society

Info on Russian Meteor Pours In

The fireball that exploded over Russia on February 15th left more than a million square feet of damaged windows, bringing home how fragile life on Earth can be. Here's what S&T's staff has managed to piece together about what happened.

FireFly approaches asteroid

Science and Space Policy

Asteroid Mining Gets Competitive

Deep Space Industries, Inc, announced plans to send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting to target asteroids in 2015 — and that’s just the first step in their ambitious proposal.

History and Sky Lore

On the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 17

Forty years after the last human visitors departed the Moon aboard Apollo 17, space historian Andrew Chaikin talks about why we should return.

Astronomy and Society

Neil Armstrong, 1930 - 2012

The man who took humanity's first step on another world is no longer among us.

People, Places, and Events

Watch Curiosity Descend onto Mars

See through Curiosity's eyes as it descends to the surface of the Red Planet.

Astronomy and Society

Miss a Sky Event? There's an App for That

Sky & Telescope has released its new SkyWeek Plus app, which combines all the good stuff of our regular SkyWeek app with new reminder and breaking-sky-news features.

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