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Daryll LaCourse, Kepler data miner.

People, Places, and Events

Planet Hunter Wins Amateur Research Award

The Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award, issued annually by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) "for exemplary research by an amateur astronomer" if there is a suitable candidate, goes to Darryll LaCourse of Marysville, Washington.

WorldWide Telescope

People, Places, and Events

AAS Adopts Worldwide Telescope

The largest national association of astronomers is now the new home of a virtual observatory known as the WorldWide Telescope.

People, Places, and Events

The Night of the Blazing Aurora

A group of about 40 intrepid souls from the U.S. and Australia hits pay dirt on a tour of Iceland


People, Places, and Events

Explore Mars in Fiction and Reality

The incredibly popular novel, and now movie, The Martian draws people to the Red Planet with realistic detail. Explore the Red Planet not just in fiction but in reality with our Mars globe and map.

IAU Closing


At the IAU: New Dwarf Galaxy Neighbors & Dark-Sky Sanctuaries

As the IAU General Assembly in Hawaii'i draws to a close, the results were still coming in: a new bevy of dwarf galaxies discovered around the Milky Way, the celebration of the first Dark-Sky Sanctuary, and a new directly imaged exoplanet to boot.

Dennis di Cicco at the scope

People, Places, and Events

Former S&T Editor Wins Award

The North East Region of the Astronomical League (NERAL) announces the presentation of the prestigious 2015 NERAL Walter Scott Houston award to former Sky & Telescope editor Dennis di Cicco.

People, Places, and Events

Sunspots and Climate Change, Naming Exoplanets, and More from the IAU

Do sunspots affect climate change? How can you name an exoplanet? Here are the latest results from the world's largest astronomy conference.

Protestors at IAU

People, Places, and Events

Aloha to the World’s Astronomers

Hawai‘i is currently hosting the biggest astronomy conference worldwide, the general assembly of the International Astronomical Union, to address current issues in astronomy.

People, Places, and Events

Best Nightscapes From Across the World

The winners of the 6th International Earth & Sky Photo Contest highlight the natural beauty of the night sky as well as its growing battle with light pollution.

International Year of Light

People, Places, and Events

Turn On to the International Year of Light!

The International Year of Light is well underway and provides a host of opportunities for astronomy outreach. Find out what programs and resources are available!

Oregon Star Party

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Star Party Season Has Begun!

It’s time to get away from all those city lights and gather together to share in the secrets of the universe.

People, Places, and Events

News and Views from NEAF

The Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) is the world's largest astronomy trade show. As always, Sky & Telescope was there!

David Dunlap Observatory

Professional Telescopes

Amateurs Given David Dunlap Observatory

After serving as caretakers of Canada's largest telescope for years, volunteers from the RASC's Toronto club have been given the historic facility outright.

Northeast Astronomy Forum

People, Places, and Events

Come to NEAF This Weekend!

This weekend features the world's largest astronomy expo, the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), in Suffern, New York.

April is Global Astronomy Month

Celestial News & Events

Celebrate the Night Sky During April

Amateur skygazers can satisfy their celestial cravings with Globe at Night, International Dark-Sky Week, Astronomy Day, and Global Astronomy Month.

Walter Haas in 2000

People, Places, and Events

Walter H. Haas (1917–2015)

Amateur astronomy has lost a true pioneer, a keen observer who founded the worldwide Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers.

Aurora borealis over Iceland

People, Places, and Events

Witness the Northern Lights with S&T

Sky & Telescope is leading its third annual trip to Iceland this fall to explore a unique culture and witness the northern lights. Come join us!

People, Places, and Events

Donald C. Parker, 1939-2015

Donald C. Parker, a planetary imaging pioneer, passed away in Miami, Florida on February 22, 2015.

Sky & Telescope's Earth Globe

Astronomy Products

Introducing Sky & Telescope's Earth Globe

Satellite imagery and other datasets come together to show our home planet from mountaintop to ocean bottom.

Messenger's Mercury

People, Places, and Events

Help Name Mercury's Craters

The International Astronomical Union is hosting a public contest to name five of Mercury's craters, with a deadline of January 15.