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People, Places, and Events

A Picture-Perfect Solar Eclipse Experiment

AAS Chambliss Award winner Donald Bruns explains how he confirmed Einstein's predictions during the 2017 total solar eclipse.

Explorer-1

People, Places, and Events

Explorer 1: NASA Marks 60 Years in Space

60 year ago today, a small satellite ushered in the U.S. space program in a big way.

1919 Solar Eclipse

People, Places, and Events

Amateur Astronomer Donald Bruns Receives Chambliss Award

Amateur astronomer Donald Bruns has received the Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award from the American Astronomical Society for his work in repeating and improving upon an iconic experiment during the August 2017 total solar eclipse.

People, Places, and Events

Online Webinar: 2018 Nightscape Photography Guide

Join Sky & Telescope's live webinar on Monday, January 29th, to find out which 2018 events present the best nightscape opportunities with world-renowned photographer Babak Tafreshi.

Thomas Bopp

Solar System

Comet Discoverer Thomas Bopp (1949–2018)

An unassuming amateur astronomer forever linked to one of the greatest comets in modern history has passed away.

Solar Eclipse 2017

Astronomy and Society

Eye Damage Reported from August's Eclipse

For a young woman who stared too long on August 21st, the partially eclipsed Sun left a lasting impression — on her retinas.

Black Holes

2017 Nobel Goes to Gravitational Waves

Three American physicists have received the Nobel Prize in physics for their contributions to the discovery of gravitational waves.

People, Places, and Events

Astrophotographer of the Year Awards

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of the 9th annual Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.

People, Places, and Events

Best 2017 Eclipse Pictures from Our Readers

We've curated a selection of some of the best pictures our readers submitted to our online gallery of the August 21 solar eclipse.

Totality on August 21, 2017

Interviews & Excerpts

After Totality: Eclipse Reactions Video

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse cast its shadow across the US. Sky & Telescope was there, and we captured some of your eclipse reactions.

People, Places, and Events

Star Party Season

Summer means star parties, and star parties mean fun. Read about my adventures at the annual Cherry Springs and Table Mountain gatherings.

People, Places, and Events

Stellafane: A Weekend on Breezy Hill

Several hundred amateurs gathering on Breezy Hill in Springfield, Vermont for the 82nd annual Stellafane convention.

Diamond Ring

People, Places, and Events

Top 10 Places to View the Total Solar Eclipse

The celestial event of this young century — the great American total solar eclipse of 2017 — is now just weeks away. The biggest remaining question is, where will you be when the Moon’s shadow arrives?

Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award

People, Places, and Events

Call for Nominations: Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award

The Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award recognizes excellence in astronomical research by American amateur astronomers. Nominations are now open!

2013 Astronomy Day celebration in Boston

People, Places, and Events

Spring Astronomy Day 2017!

Amateur astronomy clubs, planetariums, science museums, and parks celebrate Astronomy Day twice a year, when the public is invited to come learn about the sky and view through telescopes.

USPS Totality Forever Stamp

People, Places, and Events

U.S. Forever Stamp to Feature Amateur Astrophotos

The U.S. Postal Service's new Total Eclipse Forever stamp will feature photos by the well-know eclipse expert Fred Espenak, who is also a master of many different kinds of astrophotography.

People, Places, and Events

Why We Marched for Science

“OBJECTIVE REALITY EXISTS.” It was a protest sign that I never imagined I would carry on a crowded all-night bus to a march for science in Washington, DC.

Sky & Telescope booth, NEAF 2017

People, Places, and Events

News and Views from NEAF 2017

Our editors have just returned from the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), the world's largest astronomy and space tradeshow.

People, Places, and Events

The Incredible Skies of Namibia

Explore two unique astronomical sites that lie under the dark skies of Namibia - the HESS high-energy array and the Africa Millimeter Telescope.

Cannan and Carson Huey-You

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11-year-old Astronomer Shines at AAS Meeting

Cannan Huey-You, just 11 years old, impressed professional astronomers this week with his research on a massive intergalactic gas cloud.

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