Sunset from Camp Wesumkee

People, Places, and Events

Winter Stargazing in the Florida Keys

Every February, amateur astronomers flock to the Florida Keys to a dark-sky site for a week of stargazing at the Winter Star Party.

People, Places, and Events

The 2020 Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award Goes To Dennis Conti

Each year, the American Astronomical Society confers the Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award for significant astronomical research carried out by an amateur astronomer. This year the award goes to Dennis Conti of the AAVSO.

Exoplanets

TESS's First Year of Science

NASA’s latest exoplanet hunter has found more than two dozen new worlds, at least one of which might be habitable.

Kepler's planetary music from Harmonices Mundi

People, Places, and Events

Music Inspired by Astronomy: A Catalog

Catalogs are useful in astronomy. Now there's one dedicated to musical pieces influenced by astronomy.

Professional Telescopes

Happy Birthday, Lowell Observatory!

One of the nation's most famous observatories turns 125 years old. Let's all wish it a Happy Birthday!

Canyonlands star party

People, Places, and Events

Astronomy Day is Coming Up! How You Can Participate

It’s that time of year again! It’s Astronomy Day! Join fellow enthusiasts on Saturday May 11th for a plethora of fun and exciting events in celebration of all things astronomical.

Astronomy Travel

Northern Lights of Finland: Check!

Sky & Telescope's latest tour to catch the aurorae was a fun-filled adventure in the northern reaches of Finland.

Celestial News & Events

Observing Report: Partial Solar Eclipse of January 6th

A deep partial solar eclipse was witnessed by many early on the cold morning of January 6 in northeast Asia and the north Pacific.

Celestial News & Events

Celestial Highlights in 2019

What will the night sky hold in 2019? Sky & Telescope lays it out, day by day, in this new Celestial Highlights infographic.

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Astronomical Work for an Amateur's Catalog

Amateur astronomer Rick Johnson undertook the monumental task of building his own observatory and compiling a catalog of objects he has observed.

Celestial News & Events

The Case of the Vanishing Nebula

Now you see it, now you don't. McNeil's Nebula in Orion has disappeared, thanks to a drastic reduction in brightness from the protostar that usually provides illumination. 

Astronomy Blogs

Reaching for the Stars Through Music

James Webb is an astronomer who is not only an expert on blazars but also an accomplished singer-songwriter, exploring his love of astronomy through music.

Celestial News & Events

Get Ready for International Observe the Moon Night

Fasscinated by our Moon? Want to know more about it? Join fellow lunar enthusiasts on Saturday, October 20th, for International Observe the Moon Night!

People, Places, and Events

Fall Astronomy Day 2018

Curious about astronomy? No plans for Saturday? Well, you’re in luck! Saturday October 13 is Fall Astronomy Day and your local amateur astronomical community has all sorts of fun things in store for you.

AlCon2018 Youth Award Winnders

People, Places, and Events

Students Shine at 2018 Astronomical League Youth Awards

Expanding planetary nebulae, X-rays from supermassive black holes, and stellar community involvement were all on display at the youth awards presented at this year’s Astronomical League convention.

Stellafane observing field

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

When Dusk Descends at Stellafane

A dazzling day greeted S&T Observing Editor Diana Hannikainen when she attended the Stellafane Convention this past August, but it was the dome of night sky that truly sparkled.

People, Places, and Events

Summer Star Party Season Is Here!

Summer star party season has begun - grab your scope or binoculars, pack a sleeping bag, and come and join the fun!

Celestial News & Events

Observing Report: January 31st's Total Lunar Eclipse

The 2018 total lunar eclipse was witnessed by many in western North America and right across the Pacific.

Celestial News & Events

Get Moonstruck on International Observe the Moon Night

International Observe the Moon Night gathers people together to observe the Moon and to learn more about it. This year InOMN will be on Saturday, October 28th.

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