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History and Sky Lore

The First Planetary Nebula Spectrum

Celebrate the anniversary of a revolutionary discovery by gathering with other astronomers to observe planetary nebulae in August's evening sky.

People, Places, and Events

Memories of Jupiter's Bird Strike

Shoemaker-Levy 9's headline-making Jupiter impact in 1994 wasn't the only one of its kind - observations 15 years later showed such impacts might even be common.

Comet S-L 9's impact with Jupiter

Solar System

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9: 20 years later

David Levy shares his recollections of that amazing day — July 16, 1994 — when the first fragment of a comet he helped discover slammed into Jupiter.

People, Places, and Events

It's Star Party Season!

Whether you're a seasoned observer or a novice, star parties provide the perfect opportunity to kick back and enjoy the night sky with some fellow astronomy enthusiasts.

People, Places, and Events

Govert Schilling Wins AAS's Schramm Award

Sky & Telescope contributing editor Govert Schilling has been selected as the winner of the 2014 David N. Schramm Award.

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

Astronomy and Society

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.


People, Places, and Events

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

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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?

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Celebrate the Night Sky This Month

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

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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.

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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.


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

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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!

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Arizona Astronomy & Science Expo

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

People, Places, and 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.