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.
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.
Do sunspots affect climate change? How can you name an exoplanet? Here are the latest results from the world's largest astronomy conference.
It’s time to get away from all those city lights and gather together to share in the secrets of the universe.