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People, Places, and Events

A White House Star Party?

A Chicago-area amateur astronomer is spearheading an effort to have members of the First Family ogle the Moon and Saturn through telescopes set up in their backyard. No, really!

On the Road with David Levy

A Time to Soar

Sky & Telescope contributing editor David Levy reports on Spacefest 2009, which is billed as "The Ultimate Space Show."

People, Places, and Events

Coming Home

Sky & Telescope contributing editor David H. Levy heads back to his alma mater in Nova Scotia, Canada, to teach, remember, and reflect.

History and Sky Lore

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln

On February 12th, the United States celebrates the 200th birthday of the country's 16th president. Discover how celestial events highlighted his life.

People, Places, and Events

Amateur-Achievement Award Winner

Amateur astronomer Steve Mandel receives the American Astronomical Society's Chambliss Award for his pioneering work searching for galactic nebulae.

On the Road with David Levy

An Old Warrior Telescope Lives On

A unique telescope, built by a unique man, finds new life in New Mexico as Sky & Telescope contributing editor David H. Levy explains while "On the Road."

Astronomy and Society

Obamastronomy

Imagine if America's leaders had to have an astronomical background? Sky & Telescope contributing editor David H. Levy has been thinking about that.

On the Road with David Levy

A Night of Service

Community service can mean bringing the cosmos down to Earth, as Sky & Telescope contributing editor David H. Levy explains while "On the Road."

People, Places, and Events

A Crescent Voyage

An amateur astronomer in New Orleans has built an observatory intended to withstand whatever Gulf weather may bring.

People, Places, and Events

Ten Great Astrophotos of 2008

There are plenty of "Best of 2008" lists out there, but ours exclusively features your work! It's easy to become jaded to the impact of all those "best photos of 2008" lists coming out. Sure, it's pretty cool to see the geysers on Enceladus, or landslides in progress on the…

People, Places, and Events

Hunt Antarctic Meteorites, Stay Warm

Once again an intrepid team of scientists and other adventurers is combing the ice fields of Antarctica for meteorites. Follow the searchers on their quest — and learn about the leaders who return for a cold soak year after year — by reading the team's daily weblog.

People, Places, and Events

Remembering Steven Ostro

On December 15, 2008, planetary science lost one of most gifted and passionate practitioners — a radar astronomer whose work greatly improved our knowledge of near-Earth asteroids.

People, Places, and Events

Astro-gear Galore in Pasadena

The Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show drew a large crowds last weekend in Pasadena, California.

People, Places, and Events

The Oregon Star Party

Located 40 miles from the nearest town, the Oregon Star Party is one of the premier dark-sky astronomy gatherings in the United States.

Kids at Astronomy Day 2008

People, Places, and Events

S&T Astronomy Day Awards for 2008

The Astronomical League has announced the winners of this year's S&T Astronomy Day Award — and this year there's a tie for the top spot!

Astronomy and Society

The Great Planet Debate

A controversial vote to define "planet" two years ago created more confusion than clarity. So scientists, educators, and curious hangers-on have gathered to get a better handle on what to call the menagerie of worlds that inhabit our solar system and those of other stars.

People, Places, and Events

Best in League

The Astronomical League has announced its best webmaster for 2008.

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Stellar Science

Artificial Intelligence Aids Astronomers

Astronomers have designed a neural network that can determine the particulars of binary star systems by just examining their light curves — and it can do it really, really fast.

People, Places, and Events

New Date for Caesar's British Invasion

In 55 BC, when Julius Caesar and his fleet approached the white cliffs of Dover on the British coast, he faced unexpectedly strong tides. Researchers from Texas State University have used tidal measurements and other astronomical clues to revise the exact date of the historic landing.

People, Places, and Events

Imaging Tools and Techniques at MWAIC

Attendees of the MidWest Astro-Imaging Conference were treated to the latest innovations in astrophotography techniques.

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