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Download our free guide to the heavens and learn how to observe all the wonders overhead.

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Press Releases

Uh-Oh! A "Blue Moon" Ends the OOs

On New Year's Eve, a full Moon will rise for the second time this month (the first time was on December 2nd). Many people call the second full Moon in a calendar month a "Blue Moon" — but it didn't start out that way.

Press Releases

Sky & Telescope Appoints Robert P. Naeye Editor-in-Chief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joel Toner VP & Publishing Director, New Track Media 855-638-5388 x2124, [email protected] Cambridge, MA, April 29, 2008 — Sky & Telescope magazine, the iconic publisher of astronomy periodicals and books, announced today that it has appointed Robert P. Naeye to the position of Editor-in-Chief, succeeding Richard…

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Binocular SkyScout

See more celestial targets by attaching your Celestron SkyScout to tripod-mounted binoculars with the FAR-Sight SkyScout Mount from Farpoint Astronomical Research.

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Maglite Night Vision

Now you can make your Mini Maglite flashlight astronomy friendly with Nite Ize LED Upgrade kit.

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Fly with Apollo

Ride along on the Apollo space missions to the Moon with Imaginova's Starry Night Apollo.

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Big Autoguider

The affordably priced StarShoot AutoGuider from Orion Telescopes & Binoculars enables you to track your target precisely during long-exposure astrophotography.


Astronomy & Observing News

GLAST Scientists Answer Your Questions

Earlier this week, key members of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) team were on hand to answer your questions about NASA's next space-based observatory. Read the conversation now.

Solar System

What's Inside Enceladus?

In a daring dash over the south pole of Enceladus, the Cassini orbiter found organic molecules gushing from icy fractures on the Saturnian moon's surface — and hints that a reservoir of liquid water might exist deeper down.

Celestial News & Events

Fun in the Sun Continues

Don't miss the evolving sunspots now crossing the solar disk.

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Smooth Alt-AZ

Astronomy Technologies now offers the Astro-Tech Voyager altazimuth mount.

Celestial News & Events

Go See the Sun

If you have a solar filter or another way to safely view the Sun, be sure to check out the latest group of sunspots marching across its disk.

Equipment: Guides & Recommendations

S&T Test Report: To the Point with mySKY

Meade Instruments' mySKY promises to raise the bar for exploring the night sky.Meade Instruments Enjoy your own personalized planetarium show under a starry sky with this clever bit of electronic wizardry from Meade. Download the test report in our online store, ShopatSky.com. Inside the May issue of Sky & Telescope.…

Space Missions

Cassini Gets a Face Full of Water

Who would have guessed that a decade after Cassini headed to Saturn, mission scientists would be flying it through an ice volcano's plume?

Professional Telescopes

"First Light" for Twin-Eyed Telescope

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona achieved a milestone when both of the telescope's 8.4-meter mirrors pointed toward the spiral galaxy NGC 2770. Last week the LBT folks released the images.

Equipment: Guides & Recommendations

S&T Test Report: Orion StarShoot Deep Space Color Imager II

Johnny Horne This low-cost CCD camera lets you take stunning deep-sky images with remarkable ease. Inside the April issue of Sky & Telescope. On newsstands March 4th!

Equipment: Guides & Recommendations

S&T Test Report: iOptron's Capable Cube

S&T: Gary Seronik For surprisingly little money, you can get a well-functioning computerized drive on a stainless steel mount Inside the February issue of Sky & Telescope. On newsstands January 1st!

Celestial News & Events

Comet Holmes: A Halloween Treat!

Greet your trick-or-treaters with two Halloween treats: a bit of candy and a view of Comet Holmes.

Look Here Device

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Star-Party Aid

FAR Laboratories introduces the Look Here Device to aid first-timers with finding a telescope’s eyepiece in the dark.


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Binocular Aim

Astronomy-Shoppe manufactures many helpful gadgets to enhance your observing experience. Among them is the new Bino-Brac, a simple L bracket tappedto accept any popular unit-power finder.

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