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People, Places, and Events

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.

Celestial News & Events

Get Ready for International Observe the Moon Night

Fascinated 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.


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.

Community Leaders: Notable Astronomers

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…

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.


Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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

People, Places, and Events

Comet Discoverer Thomas Bopp (1949–2018)

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