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Dan Caselden visiting the BDNYC group at the AMNH

Pro-Am Collaboration

Citizen Scientist Wins Prestigious AAS Award

The American Astronomical Society recognized Dan Caselden’s contributions to science at their recent winter meeting.

Celestial News & Events

The Moon Is "Blue" This Wednesday...Or Is It?

If skies are clear this Wednesday, you'll see the full Moon — but it's not the "true" Blue Moon.

OJ 287 binary black hole

Galaxies

Signal Found from Supermassive Duo's Second Black Hole

Astronomers have long suspected that a distant quasar harbors not one but two supermassive black holes. They've now detected OJ 287's second black hole.

Antenna of the SMA - Hawai'i March 2023 S&T tour

People, Places, and Events

Travel Diary: The Skies and Astronomical Sights of Hawai'i

Last March, S&T editor Diana Hannikainen accompanied a group of stargazers to the islands of Hawai'i on an astronomical adventure.

International Dark Sky Week 2023

Save Dark Skies

"Discover the Night" During International Dark Sky Week, April 15–22

Protect the night sky — join the International Dark-Sky Association for activities during International Dark-Sky Week.

People, Places, and Events

Peering Up Into Prairie Skies

The Nebraska Star Party offers truly dark skies enjoyed by veteran observers and first-timers alike.

HL Tau by ALMA

Citizen Science: Projects & Collaboration

Citizen Scientists Detect Dusty Disks

Disk Detective, a citizen science project dedicated identifying planet-forming disks around young stars, reports their latest results.

A Worthy Challenge in Orion

Milky Way

Supernovae Swept Out Barnard's Loop in Orion

Astronomers have mapped Orion in 3D to understand the origin of the large arc of Barnard’s Loop — and you can interact with the 3D image!

Outer Planets

People, Places, and Events

Piano Concerto on the Planets Premieres

A piano concerto based on the solar system’s planets just had its world premiere. And you can hear a sampling of the music right here!

International Dark Sky Week 2022

Save Dark Skies

Celebrate Dark Skies This Week, April 22–30

Are you interested in combating light pollution? International Dark Sky Week, which starts today, offers events in which you can learn how.

Total solar eclipse 2019 in Chile

Celestial Objects to Observe

Two Years to the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse!

It’s never too early to start getting excited — and begin planning — for an event as spectacular as a total solar eclipse.

International Dark-Sky Association 2021 Virtual Conference

Save Dark Skies

Under One Sky: Let's Address Light Pollution Together

Concerned about light pollution? Join a virtual conference this weekend that looks at ongoing global efforts to mitigate it.

International Observe the Moon Night 2021

People, Places, and Events

International Observe the Moon Night 2021

Join fellow lunar enthusiasts all over the world in celebrating the Moon this weekend.

Save Dark Skies

Discover the Night: International Dark Sky Week is Here!

Light pollution is insidious in today’s world. This International Dark Sky Week, become inspired to see what you can do to raise awareness.

Total solar eclipse 2019 in Chile

Astronomy and Society

Join Us in Planning for the Next "Great American Eclipse"

Are you a solar eclipse enthusiast with an organizational bent? An upcoming virtual workshop geared toward planning for the 2023 and 2024 events could be just the thing for you.

Dark skies

People, Places, and Events

Under One Sky — Help Address Light Pollution

Do you care about protecting the night sky? Join the International Dark Sky Association’s virtual conference this weekend.

Moon over Sequoia National Park

People, Places, and Events

International Observe the Moon Night Is Here

International Observe the Moon Night is here. Step outside Saturday evening and admire our closest celestial neighbor with your family.

International Dark Sky Week Milky Way

People, Places, and Events

International Dark Sky Week Is Here: Celebrate the Night!

The weeklong celebration of the night sky we all share has always been an opportunity for people to connect with each other. This year, connecting with each other takes on a significance all its own.

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.

Pro-Am Collaboration

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.

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