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Carolyn Shoemaker

Famous and Noteworthy Astronomers

Remembering Carolyn Shoemaker (1929–2021)

Shoemaker discovered more than 800 asteroids and 32 comets, including one of the most famous comets of the 20th century.

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.

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.

On the Road with David Levy

The University of Arizona Astronomy Camp

This year's Astronomy Camp at the University of Arizona moved to Kitt Peak National Observatory and the 90-inch Bart J. Bok Telescope.

On the Road with David Levy

Of Asteroids and Star B.Q.s

The naming of asteroid 120349 Kalas is announced at last weekend's C-Row Star B.Q. hosted by southeastern Arizona's Huachuca Astronomy Club.

On the Road with David Levy

Dean’s Magic HyperStar

Starizona's HyperStar turns selected Celestron and Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes into powerful, wide-field imaging systems.

On the Road with David Levy

A Little Comet Named Christensen

A comet hunt on the morning of May25th turns up a previously discovered comet with a interesting history.

On the Road with David Levy

Mauro Vittorio Zanotta 1963-2009

Italian comet hunter Mauro Zanotta's life is cut short by a tragic skiing accident at the end of May.

On the Road with David Levy

A 1967 Meteor Watch

The memories from a single night under the stars can last a lifetime.

On the Road with David Levy

Why Name a Telescope?

It may seem silly to some, but giving your telescope a names adds to the personal connection you have with the heavens when yo observe wwith it.

On the Road with David Levy

Star Night 2009

The Sharing the Sky Foundation hosts its 13th annual Star Night on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson.

On the Road with David Levy

A Marriage of Heaven and Hell

The occultation of Venus by the crescent Moon on Wednesday morning, April 22nd, was a first-ever event for veteran observer David Levy.

On the Road with David Levy

A Serious Binocular Telescope

Early last March, David Levy experienced "first light" with an unusual new telescope.

On the Road with David Levy

“Hoops” Doveed

David Levy has never had a strong interest in sports, but when the game turns to the night sky, everyone wins.

On the Road with David Levy

Let a Hundred Hours Bloom

David Levy visits Sarasota, Florida, as part of the IYA's 100 Hours of Astronomy celebration.

On the Road with David Levy

The IYA and The Nation’s Attic

David Levy visits the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

On the Road with David Levy

Taking a Right Turn in Albuquerque

Last week David Levy visited Georgia O'Keefe Elementary School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to help inspire young students to ask questions and connect with the night sky.

On the Road with David Levy

The IYA in Birmingham, UK

David Levy travels across the Atlantic to reconnect with English astronomy.

On the Road with David Levy

Enjoy the Rest Flandrau, We’ll Miss You

After 34 years, Tucon's Flandrau Planetarium will close its doors, a victim of the current world recession.

People, Places, and Events

A Time to Soar

Sky & Telescope contributing editor David Levy reports on Spacefest 2009, which is billed as "The Ultimate Space Show."