Several star parties have been canceled or rescheduled due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. 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…
Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day or boycotting it, anyone visiting this site loves the stars. Here's a chance to participate in an effort to make sure future generations love them too.
Each year, the American Astronomical Society confers the Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award for significant astronomical research carried out by an amateur astronomer. This year the award goes to Dennis Conti of the AAVSO.
It's high summer and time to party — star party, that is. The RAC Summer Star Party offered fun, friends, and some good, clear nights this year. As is typical for New England, the spring season was wet and cloudy with few opportunities for extended observing sessions. But at least…
As protests against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope continue, the directors of Maunakea Observatories have taken the unprecedented move of closing all observatories atop the mountain.
Some of the world's largest telescopes will be watching as the Moon blocks the Sun's disk and reveals its corona on July 2, 2019.
The invasion of occupied France on June 6, 1944, changed the course of the Second World War. Astronomy played a crucial role in the timing of the event.
It’s that time of year again! It’s Astronomy Day! Join fellow enthusiasts on Saturday May 11th for a plethora of fun and exciting events in celebration of all things astronomical.
There are some 25,000 near-Earth asteroids with diameters more than 140 meters. Amateur astronomers can find them — and the Planetary Society can help.
Sky & Telescope editors reconnected with readers at NEAF, where astro-enthusiasts were treated to astro talks, activities, and equipment galore.
Amateur astronomer Rick Johnson undertook the monumental task of building his own observatory and compiling a catalog of objects he has observed.