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Carolyn Shoemaker

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Remembering Carolyn Shoemaker (1929–2021)

Shoemaker discovered more than 800 asteroids and 32 comets, including one of the most famous comets of the 20th century.

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Welcome Back, Stellafane

After two years apart, amateur astronomers and telescope makers from around the country met at the top of Breezy Hill to enjoy the stars with old and new friends.

We want to hear from Amateur Astronomers. Take about 15 minutes to tell us about your hobby - what's working, any challenges, and how we can best support you and your club. Enter to win fun prizes!

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Amateur Astronomy in 2021

Calling all amateur astronomers: NASA’s Night Sky Network wants to hear from you!

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S&T Editor Wins Planetary Science Writing Award

Science Editor Camille Carlisle has won the Division of Planetary Science’s Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award for “Rugged Worlds,” the cover story of the May 2020 issue of Sky & Telescope.

Astronaut stands to the left of American flag on the lunar surface, with hills in the background

People, Places, and Events

Fifty Years Ago in Photos: Apollo 15 Astronauts Explore the Moon

See photos — some familiar and some rarely seen — from the Apollo 15 mission, which launched place 50 years ago today.

Canyonlands Star Party

People, Places, and Events

Return of the Star Parties

As many states roll back COVID restrictions, stargazers across the continent are excited to meet up with old and new friends at their favorite observing sites.

artist's conception of the parker solar probe floating in front of the sun

Press Releases

S&T Writers Win Two Science Journalism Awards

This year’s solar physics communication prizes recognize two pieces from Sky & Telescope magazine.

The Milky Way

Save Dark Skies

Discover the Night: International Dark Sky Week is Here!

Light pollution is insidious in today’s world. This International Dark Sky Week, become inspired to see what you can do to raise awareness.

CATegories of Floofs

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Cakes, Cats, and Stars — Astro April Fools

Astronomers turn their attention to the true puzzles of the universe: cats, Jaffa Cakes, and the coming planet–black hole apocalypse.

Total solar eclipse 2019 in Chile

People, Places, and Events

Join Us in Planning for the Next "Great American Eclipse"

Are you a solar eclipse enthusiast with an organizational bent? An upcoming virtual workshop geared toward planning for the 2023 and 2024 events could be just the thing for you.

Dark skies

Save Dark Skies

Under One Sky — Help Address Light Pollution

Do you care about protecting the night sky? Join the International Dark Sky Association’s virtual conference this weekend.

People, Places, and Events

Pandemic Inspires Surge in Telescope Sales

A silver lining to the long year we've had is a renewed interest in the night sky.

Moon over Sequoia National Park

Celestial News & Events

International Observe the Moon Night Is Here

International Observe the Moon Night is here. Step outside Saturday evening and admire our closest celestial neighbor with your family.

Mount Wilson wildfire

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Mount Wilson Escapes Wildfire; Amateur Observatory Destroyed

Firefighting crews held the line as wildfire threatened Mount Wilson; an amateur observatory built by the Tri-Valley Stargazers was not so lucky.

International Dark Sky Week Milky Way

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International Dark Sky Week Is Here: Celebrate the Night!

The weeklong celebration of the night sky we all share has always been an opportunity for people to connect with each other. This year, connecting with each other takes on a significance all its own.

JWST

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Space and Astronomy in the Time of COVID-19

The ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on spaceflight, science, and professional and amateur astronomy.

Margaret Burbidge

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Celebrating Astronomer Margaret Burbidge, 1919–2020

The astronomer who taught us we are all made of stardust has passed away after celebrating her 100th birthday on August 12, 2019.

illustration of habitability like a cocktail recipe

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Astronomers Make It Rain, Search for Gin and Vampires

As is customary on the first day of April, scientists posted research that breaks out of the box peer-review normally keeps it in.

Three people looking at the Milky Way

People, Places, and Events

2020 Star Parties Update

Organizations have cancelled or rescheduled several star parties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In many cases, organizers are still in the process of making a decision on how and when to hold a given event. Here is an updated calendar of upcoming North American star parties and events, with a…

Sunset from Camp Wesumkee

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Winter Stargazing in the Florida Keys

Every February, amateur astronomers flock to the Florida Keys to a dark-sky site for a week of stargazing at the Winter Star Party.

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