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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

People, Places, and Events

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.

Astronomy Travel

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

People, Places, and Events

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.

Vera Rubin in 1965

Astronomy and Society

Vera Rubin, "Mother of Dark Matter" (1928–2016)

Astronomer Vera Rubin, known for her revolutionary work confirming the existence of dark matter, died on December 25th. She was 88.

Ewen Whitaker

People, Places, and Events

Remembering Ewen A. Whitaker, 1922–2016

An amateur who devoted his live to chronicling the Moon, and became one of the world's most renowned lunar specialists, has died at age 94.

Astro Leagues's 2016 NYAA winners

People, Places, and Events

Meet Some Amazing Young Astronomers

This year's awards from the Astronomical League showcase some talented high-school students and astronomy clubs throw great star parties.

People, Places, and Events

Antonín Rükl, 1932–2016

A world-renowned lunar cartographer, whose beautiful atlases have become prized possessions, has died at age 83.

Viking 1 Lander's first image

People, Places, and Events

40th Anniversary of Viking's Red Planet Rendezvous

Some 200 of the mission’s surviving scientists and engineers and their families, along with many younger space explorers inspired by the Vikings, gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Viking 1 landing.

Professional Telescopes

Old Radio Telescope Restored for New Uses

Abandoned for 25 years, a 12-meter antenna once used during the Cold War is now introducing astronomy students to the radio universe.