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People, Places, and Events

Bill Bradfield, Comet Hunter Extraordinaire (1927-2014)

The prolific comet hunter William A. Bradfield tallied 18 comets in his lifetime, each discovered visually and credited to him alone.

A Big Dob at the StarLight Festival

People, Places, and Events

A Tale of Two Star Festivals

Two star parties in late May, including one of the biggest in the world, drew together beginners and experienced astronomers alike.

Comet hunter Claudine Rinner

Celestial News & Events

Amateur Comet Hunters Get 2013 Award

Now in its 15th year, the Edgar Wilson Award recognizes comet discoveries made by amateur observers. The 2013 awards honor seven dedicated individuals who scan the skies.

2013 Astronomy Day celebration in Boston

People, Places, and Events

"Astronomy Day" is May 10th!

This celebration of "bringing astronomy to the people" features events across the nation and around the world.

Panorama of NEAF attendees

People, Places, and Events

Record Crowds and Hot Products at Northeast Astronomy Forum

Sky & Telescope editors and staff made our annual pilgrimage to the astronomy expo to meet with our readers and get the scoop on the bevy of new products unleashed this year.

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Solar System

An Asteroid to Rule Them All

Scientists have new insight into the damage caused by a Rhode Island–size asteroid that hit Earth more than 3 billion years ago, making the rock that wiped out the dinosaurs look like a lightweight.

NorthEast Astronomy Forum in 2008

People, Places, and Events

Amateurs Flocking to NEAF this Weekend

The Northeast Astronomy Forum in Suffern, NY, will welcome visitors from across the world on April 12–13, 2014. Sky & Telescope will be there. Will you?

People, Places, and Events

Celebrate the Night Sky This Month

Join the world’s largest celebration of astronomy — Global Astronomy Month — throughout April.

People, Places, and Events

Satellite Lost and Found in Space

SkyCube, a crowd-funded nanosatellite built to engage the public in space exploration, has been deployed from the International Space Station. Now its creators are anxiously waiting to establish two-way contact.

People, Places, and Events

Jean Texereau, Master Optician

In France, one of the giants of telescope making has died. He shared his years of professional experience with amateurs around the world.

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John Dobson, 1915-2014

Ask any long-time stargazer who has had the greatest impact on amateur astronomy, and the name of this barnstorming, telescope-making revolutionary will surely come up.

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Cosmologist Halton Arp (1927-2013)

A contentious yet gifted astronomer, Arp challenged a key underpinning of the Big Bang throughout the 1970s and 1980s and ultimately fell into disfavor among his colleagues.

Comet ISON on Nov. 15, 2013

People, Places, and Events

Last Chance to Enter S&T's Comet ISON Photo Contest

The "comet of the century" famously lost its battle against the Sun, but you can still enter our photo contest for a chance to win some hefty prizes. Don't miss the December 31st deadline!

People, Places, and Events

Arizona Astronomy & Science Expo

New gear, hands-on demos, and renowned speakers awaited visitors to last weekend's astronomy expo in Tucson, Arizona.

Celestial News & Events

November’s Hybrid Eclipse: First Reports

From high over the western Atlantic to the sandstorm-swept plains of northern Kenya, adventurous eclipse-chasers converged along the Moon’s ultra-narrow shadow on November 3rd to get fleeting views of the Sun’s blackened disk.

People, Places, and Events

The World of Astronomy Communicators

Almost 200 science journalists, teachers, photographers, and amateur and professional astronomers met in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss better ways of communicating astronomy with the public.

Solar System

Why Do We Call Them "Asteroids"?

When astronomers discovered the first objects orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, at first they didn't know what to call them. Today we know them as asteroids, and the creator of that term has finally been identified.

Solar System

Huge Meteorite Pulled from Russian Lake

Meteorite specialists around the world have wondered whether a massive fragment of the Chelyabinsk mini-asteroid would ever be resurrected from the murky bottom of Lake Chebarkul in Russia. Today they got their answer.

People, Places, and Events

Crash Course in the Higgs

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to two physicists who postulated the existence of the Higgs field, the source of many elementary particles' masses. For those still scratching their heads on what the Higgs is, here's what you need to know.

Astronomy and Society

Will BBC Cancel The Sky at Night?

Stargazers in Great Britain learned this week that their beloved broadcast about all things celestial, inaugurated by the late Patrick Moore in 1957, might be canceled at year's end.

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