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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.

People, Places, and Events

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.

Canadian comet discoverer Rolf Meier

People, Places, and Events

Rolf G. Meier (1953–2016)

Amateur astronomy has lost a dedicated observer and successful visual comet hunter.

Northern Lights Above Lofoten

People, Places, and Events

The World at Night's Earth & Sky Photo Contest: The Winners

The winners of the 7th annual Earth & Sky Photo Contest highlight the fragile beauty of our heavens.

Jupiter's appearance in February 2014

Solar System

Amateur Astro-imagers Get Ready for Juno

Planetary scientists are counting on amateur observations to enhance the results from NASA's forthcoming Juno mission.

2013 Astronomy Day celebration in Boston

People, Places, and Events

Spring Astronomy Day 2016

Join your local amateur astronomy community in celebrating Spring Astronomy Day on May 14, 2016.

Alan Stern at NEAF 2016

People, Places, and Events

At the 25th Northeast Astronomy Forum

The editors of Sky & Telescope made our annual pilgrimage to last weekend’s Northeast Astronomy Forum. Here are our tales of the voyage to Pluto, the newest gadgets, and encouraging encounters with readers.

Global Astronomy Month logo

People, Places, and Events

Celebrate Global Astronomy Month

Join the world’s largest celebration of astronomy — in person or via online webcasts of events — throughout April.

Milky Way from Arches National Park

People, Places, and Events

It's International Dark-Sky Week!

What began as a student's simple idea a decade ago has grown into a worldwide celebration of the night sky and easy ways to reduce light pollution.

Indonesia Solar Eclipse Tour Group

People, Places, and Events

A Spectacular View of the Total Solar Eclipse

On the morning of Wednesday, March 9th, 240 members of a Sky & Telescope cruise were treated to a spectacular total solar eclipse.

Harvard College Observatory

Astronomy and Society

Flood Threatens Photographic Plates

A burst pipe flooded Harvard College’s Observatory Hill, submerging thousands of historic photographic plates underwater. Recovery is now under way.