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People, Places, and Events

Amateur Finds Fastest-Spinning Asteroid

While chasing near-Earth asteroid 2008 HJ with a remotely controlled telescope in Australia, Richard Miles made a record-setting discovery.

People, Places, and Events

That's Infotainment!

Watch a talk from Neil deGrasse Tyson.

People, Places, and Events

Using a Telescope Mount to Watch Baseball

An interesting use for a computerized mount.

People, Places, and Events

Telescopes Galore at NEAF

Dozens of new products debut at the Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show.

People, Places, and Events

Astro-imagers Share Keys to Success

The Northeast Astro-Imaging Conference (NEAIC) kicked off Thursday here in Suffern, NY., featuring talks by many of the biggest names in astrophotography.

People, Places, and Events

NEAF is Back!

This weekend, make plans to attend the largest annual astronomy trade show in America: the Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show.

People, Places, and Events

Navigation Gathering

Stargazing's neglected cousin will be celebrated at a historical locale.

People, Places, and Events

Sidewalk Astronomy Made Easy

Saturday, April 12th, was International Sidewalk Astronomy Night — when hundreds of amateur astronomers worldwide showed the public the beauty of the night sky.

Pro-Am Collaboration

S&T's Star-count Challenge!

How bad is the light pollution where you live? How many stars can you see on a dark night? Last year the GLOBE at Night project tallied 8,500 star-counting estimates from around the world. That's great — but we can do better! All it'll take is 30 minutes and a clear evening between now and March 8th.

People, Places, and Events

Kids' Astronomy Essay Contest

Cash prizes and meteorites are being offered for the best short essays by kids 5 to 18.

People, Places, and Events

Telescope Companies Bury Hatchet

A dispute between rival telescope companies has ended with an amicable settlement and a clear definition of "Ritchey-Chrétien."

People, Places, and Events

Darth Meets Physicists

Is teleportation possible? Sort of. But it's still fun to think about.

History and Sky Lore

Martian Crater Named for “Chick” Capen

A crater on Mars has been officially named for the American scientist Charles F. Capen.

People, Places, and Events

Landscapes at Night, What a Delight

Earth's beautiful and historical places serve as foregrounds for the starry sky.

Astronomy and Society

It's Official: 2009 Is the Year of Astronomy

The United Nations' General Assembly has formally proclaimed 2009 the International Year of Astronomy.

Astronomy and Society

Watch Winter Arrive

Finally, a live webcast of the solstice sunrise.

Solar System

Tunguska's Blast: Less is More

Aided by high-def supercomputer simulations, two researchers now argue that small asteroids striking Earth — like what happened over Siberia in 1908 — may pose greater danger than previously believed.

Solar System

David Levy's Binary Asteroid

An otherwise run-of-the-mill, main-belt asteroid named 3673 Levy just got a lot more interesting: It has a tiny moon!

People, Places, and Events

New Astro Radio and Podcasts

Improve your mind with some science-related audio.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

You Can't Go Home (or Work) Again

Visiting where I worked 20 years ago reveals a changed place.

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