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Antarctica

People, Places, and Events

Undiscovered Country

A detailed overview of Antarctica was released yesterday.

People, Places, and Events

For the Garden

Careful attention goes into bringing back a classic telescope. Watch how it's done.

People, Places, and Events

In the Fires' Wake

The wildfires that ravaged Southern California in late October threatened — but did not damage — some important astronomical facilities.

People, Places, and Events

Meade Looks to a Brighter Future

The world's largest telescope manufacturer is making some changes in a bid to turn around the company's disappointing financial performance.

People, Places, and Events

Just Don't Call It West Coast NEAF

Here's some great news for those of you on the West Coast. The Riverside Telescope Makers Conference, Inc. — the same folks who bring us the world-famous RTMC Astronomy Expo every Memorial Day weekend in Big Bear, California — has announced a new astronomical event.

Professional Telescopes

Students To Go Pulsar Hunting

High-school students in West Virginia will sift through data from one of the world's largest radio telescopes to look for pulsars. Astronomers expect that they will find dozens.

People, Places, and Events

Thomas M. Back (1957–2007)

The astronomical community was saddened to learn of the recent death of Thomas M. Back, whose name is associated with some of today's finest telescopes and eyepieces.

People, Places, and Events

Nominations Sought for Amateur Award

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is now accepting nominations for the Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award.

People, Places, and Events

A Root of Amateur Astronomy Unearthed

Russell W. Porter, the founder of amateur telescope making in America, was still virtually unknown when he built a 16-inch reflector for his home on the Maine coast.

Astronomy and Society

Amateur Astronomy on TV

Don't miss Timothy Ferris's ode to amateur astronomy, which airs on PBS stations throughout the US on Wednesday night.

People, Places, and Events

High (School) Honors

The Astronomical League has presented its National Young Astronomer and Jack Horkheimer awards for 2007.

Solar System

Risky Business

Two American collectors manage — barely — to get in and out of Colombia with fragments from a fresh meteorite fall.

People, Places, and Events

Stellafane Auction Begins

A spirited bidding war is now under way for two precious artifacts: a prototype 13-mm Nagler eyepiece and Steve O'Meara's Tele Vue Genesis refractor.

People, Places, and Events

Light Pollution = Not Funny

A widely read columnist thinks that a reader's question about all the lost stars is "too funny." Tell us your thoughts.

People, Places, and Events

Big Checks for Astronomers

Two teams of astronomers have won $500,000 for revealing that the universe is growing bigger at an ever increasing rate.

People, Places, and Events

Web Winners

The Astronomical League has announced its webmaster of the year.

People, Places, and Events

Diving into the Blogosphere

Starting today we're going to be doing things a little differently here at SkyandTelescope.com. Check out the changes!

People, Places, and Events

Beautiful Universe 2007 Photo Contest Winners

Out of the hundreds of entries sent to Sky & Telescope, the following represent the best of the best. Click through to see the first-, second-, and third-place winners in each of our nine categories — as well as each of the Readers' Choice Award winners. And a special congratulations…

Astronomy and Society

It's About Time

A visit to the US Naval Observatory.

People, Places, and Events

2004 Comet Award Winners

Veteran comet hunter William A. Bradfield with one of his comet seekers: a homemade 150-millimeter (6-inch) f/5.5 rich-field refractor on an altazimuth mount. To date, Bradfield has discovered 18 comets.Courtesy Kym Thalassoudis Two Australians will share the sixth annual Edgar Wilson Award for amateur comet discovery. According to IAU Circular…

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