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People, Places, and Events

Join S&T for November's Aussie Eclipse

The annular eclipse later this month whets the appetite for totality. Join us for the next total solar eclipse in Australia!

People, Places, and Events

S&T’s NEAF Round-Up

Sky & Telescope editors just returned from our annual pilgrimage to the Northeast Astronomy Forum, where we scoped out new products and talked with our readers.

People, Places, and Events

Titanic's Celestial Connections

The ill-fated ship — and the movie of the same name — were influenced by the heavens in a number of ways.

Celestron's Tom Johnson

History and Sky Lore

Tom Johnson, 1923–2012

The genius who designed the modern Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, and then shaped its role in changing the face of amateur astronomy, died on Tuesday.

People, Places, and Events

Changes in Latitude

Hundreds of observers, who'd grown tired of cold, dreary midwinter skies, headed to the Florida Keys last week. There they viewed the heavens in shirtsleeve weather at the 28th annual Winter Star Party.

Astronomy and Society

Great Heights Reached with Gaffer Tape

Spectacular photos of Earth’s curvature from the atmosphere are just one balloon and camera click away. Able to reach an altitude of more than 20 miles, so-called space balloons are an inexpensive hobby for those with an eye for the sky.

People, Places, and Events

Old S&T Buildings: Going, Going, Gone!

The converted homes that housed Sky & Telescope's editorial offices for six decades bit the dust yesterday, literally, as demolition crews tore them down.

People, Places, and Events

Tim Puckett's Award-Winning Ambition

Tim Puckett has been studying comets and finding supernovae with his home-built telescopes since the 1990s. Now the American Astronomical Society has recognized his dedication with the 2012 Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award.

Videos about Sky & Telescope Magazine

S&T’s 70th Anniversary Video Is Here!

Watch a behind-the-scenes video of how S&T came to be and what it's like working at the magazine today.

Georges Lemaître

Cosmology

A "Whodunit" of Cosmic Proportions

Most everyone credits Edwin Hubble with discovering that the universe is expanding. But historians believe the honor should really be shared with a lesser-known Belgian priest named Georges Lemaître. So what's the real story?

Videos about Sky & Telescope Magazine

Skywatch 2012 — A Preview

If you are wondering what's in the skies in 2012, Skywatch is just the magazine for you. This video is a preview of this year's issue. Skywatch is now available on newsstands in the U.S. and Canada.

People, Places, and Events

Tune in for S&T's 70th Birthday Bash

Join the editors of Sky & Telescope on Thursday, October 20th, as we celebrate the magazine's 70th anniversary at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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Past Meets Future at AAVSO's Centennial

Variable-star observers gathered to celebrate astronomy's most successful citizen-science organization. But old ways are ending, and a very different next century lies ahead for the AAVSO.

People, Places, and Events

Three Cosmologists Share Nobel Prize

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics to (left to right) Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt, and Adam Riess, whose observations of distant supernovae led to the realization that the expansion of our universe is accelerating.

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Citizen Scientists Track Down New Planets

Using data gathered by the Kepler Space Telescope, a legion of amateur planet-hunting volunteers have perhaps uncovered the existence of two alien worlds.

People, Places, and Events

SETI Projects Weather Recession

Although funding has eroded for [email protected] and the Allen Telescope Array in the past few years, both alien-hunting projects have survived, thanks to donors and volunteers.

People, Places, and Events

Kenya's Rain of Meteorites

On the morning on July 16th, villagers heard a thunderous explosion in the sky and later found space rocks scattered throughout their corn fields.

This photo was taken on August 20, 2011, at Observatory Park's dedication ceremony.  The image depicts a sundial in the park's plaza.

People, Places, and Events

Dark Skies in Ohio

Where can you go in the Midwest to view the night sky unimpeded by light pollution? Ohio has a spot for you.

Cosmos title frame

People, Places, and Events

The Return of Cosmos

The most successful PBS television show ever — now 30 years out of date — is being reborn as a new series to be aired in 2013.

People, Places, and Events

Massive Meteorite Found in China

A team of Chinese researchers trekked to a remote mountaintop in the Xinjiang region and identified one of the largest meteorites known.

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