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D-Day

People, Places, and Events

Astronomy and D-Day: The Sun, Moon, and Tides at Normandy

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.

Professional Telescopes

Happy Birthday, Lowell Observatory!

One of the nation's most famous observatories turns 125 years old. Let's all wish it a Happy Birthday!

Canyonlands star party

People, Places, and Events

Astronomy Day is Coming Up! How You Can Participate

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.

Near-Earth asteroid

Solar System

Planetary Society Grants Help Astronomers Track Dangerous Asteroids

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 at NEAF

People, Places, and Events

News from NEAF: The 2019 Northeast Astronomy Forum

Sky & Telescope editors reconnected with readers at NEAF, where astro-enthusiasts were treated to astro talks, activities, and equipment galore.

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Astronomical Work for an Amateur's Catalog

Amateur astronomer Rick Johnson undertook the monumental task of building his own observatory and compiling a catalog of objects he has observed.

Bradley Wells Timerson

People, Places, and Events

Bradley Wells Timerson, 1950 – 2018

Long-time Sky & Telescope collaborator Bradley Wells Timerson passed away at age 68 on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

People, Places, and Events

Happy Birthday, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada!

The RASC turns 150 on December 1st! Join us in wishing them all the best on this historical milestone.

Comet Triple Crown

Solar System

Comet 46P/Wirtanen Approaches Earth

On December 16th, the comet will pass within 12 million kilometers of Earth and should brighten to about 3rd magnitude, though the diffuse coma and a nearly full Moon will make observations difficult.

People, Places, and Events

Get Ready for International Observe the Moon Night

Fasscinated by our Moon? Want to know more about it? Join fellow lunar enthusiasts on Saturday, October 20th, for International Observe the Moon Night!

People, Places, and Events

Fall Astronomy Day 2018

Curious about astronomy? No plans for Saturday? Well, you’re in luck! Saturday October 13 is Fall Astronomy Day and your local amateur astronomical community has all sorts of fun things in store for you.

AlCon2018 Youth Award Winnders

People, Places, and Events

Students Shine at 2018 Astronomical League Youth Awards

Expanding planetary nebulae, X-rays from supermassive black holes, and stellar community involvement were all on display at the youth awards presented at this year’s Astronomical League convention.

Star party on Maine's Cadillac Mountain

People, Places, and Events

Stars Shine Brightly for Acadia Night Sky Festival

Last weekend the 10th edition of what has become a major stargazing event drew thousands of visitors to Mount Desert Island in Maine.

People, Places, and Events

Summer Star Party Season Is Here!

Summer star party season has begun - grab your scope or binoculars, pack a sleeping bag, and come and join the fun!

Sky & Telescope at NEAF

People, Places, and Events

News & Views from the 2018 Northeast Astronomy Forum

The editors of Sky & Telescope report experiences from last weekend's Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) in Suffern, New York — one of the busiest years ever for the world's biggest astronomy trade show.

Headlands

Astronomy Travel

10 U.S. Dark-Sky Parks You Need To Visit

There’s a simple rule for anyone searching for a dark sky; go somewhere others are not. The spread of LED lighting in North America over the past decade or so has worsened light pollution and skyglow in many previously dark locations. However, the vastness of the U.S. means there are…

Full Easter Moon

People, Places, and Events

Global Astronomy Month Celebrates the Moon

Astronomers Without Borders celebrates the night sky in its annual Global Astronomy Month — a month-long collection of online events and in-person gatherings. This year's theme: the Moon.

Yerkes Observatory

People, Places, and Events

The Not-Quite Closing of Yerkes Observatory

The University of Chicago is ending its support for Yerkes Observatory, a historic, castle-like building built to house a gigantic telescope, on October 1st. Its future remains unclear.

People, Places, and Events

Stephen Hawking, 1942–2018

Stephen Hawking, renowned physicist, famed science communicator, and all-around inspiration, has passed away at the age of 76.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Live Webinar: How to Chase and Photograph Auroras

Want to learn how to take stunning photos of dazzling Aurora? Join Sky & Telescope's live webinar on Monday, March 5th, with National Geographic photographer and founder of The World at Night (TWAN) program Babak Tafreshi  as he reveals his techniques for capturing stunning images and time-lapse videos of both…

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