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A Spectacular View of the Total Solar Eclipse

On the morning of Wednesday, March 9th, 240 members of a Sky & Telescope cruise were treated to a spectacular total solar eclipse.

Black Holes

Gravitational Wave Detection Heralds New Era

LIGO scientists have announced the direct detection of gravitational waves, a discovery that won't just open a new window on the cosmos — it'll smash the door wide open.

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Interstellar: Science Fiction or Science Fantasy?

On the much anticipated opening weekend of Interstellar, senior contributing editor Bob Naeye reviews the movie's facts and foibles.

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Auroras Aplenty on S&T's Iceland Tour

Senior contributing editor Bob Naeye recently led a Sky & Telescope tour of Iceland, where 50 astrotourists were treated to spectacular views of the Northern Lights.

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First Mercury Globe Now Available

Sky & Telescope announces the first-ever globe of Mercury, pieced together from the latest images taken by the Messenger spacecraft. It's now available on our online store!

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Dating an Impressionist's Sunset

S&T contributing editor Don Olson writes a feature article in the February 2014 issue connecting astronomy to Monet. We follow his team of celestial sleuths as they travel to Normandy, France to pin down the exact time and location of one of Claude Monet's most beautiful paintings. This gallery of…

Astronomy & Observing News

Tour Chile with S&T!

Join Sky & Telescope as we travel to Chile, the "astronomy capital of the world." From March 27th to April 4th, 2014, we'll visit world-class observatories, see breathtaking landscapes, and observe in crystal-clear night skies.

Astronomy & Observing News

Astronomy’s 60 Greatest Mysteries

The editors of Sky & Telescope announce a brand-new special publication that addresses the most pressing questions facing astronomy today.

People, Places, and Events

A Great S&T Trip to Iceland

A group of 90 people from around the U.S. and the world joined S&T in early April for an aurora adventure in Iceland.

Meteorite smoke

People, Places, and Events

Lessons from the Russian Meteor Blast

Friday's meteorite explosion over Russia offers the strongest motivation yet for investigation of near-Earth objects.

People, Places, and Events

Will the World End on December 21st?

Editor in Chief Robert Naeye goes out on a limb and predicts that the world will not end today. But with tongue in cheek, let's count the ways the world could end.

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A Civil War Submarine and the Moon

In the February 2013 issue, the article “The Moon and the Mystery of the Hunley” by William Stevenson describes how the tides and the phase and position of the Moon played a role in the first successful submarine attack in naval history. The assault took place during the American Civil…

Astronomy & Observing News

Why Higgs Discovery Deserves the Hype

Physicists using the Large Hadron Collider announced yesterday their discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson. The find was expected, but it's still a big deal.

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A Great Transit Trip to Hawaii

Editor in Chief Robert Naeye looks back on S&T's tour to the friendly islands of Hawaii to see the transit of Venus.

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Interview with Thayne Currie and Carol Grady

S&T Editor in Chief Robert Naeye chats with astronomers Thayne Currie and Carol Grady of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center about how the fascinating young star LkCa 15 is shedding light on solar system formation.

Celestial News & Events

Transits of Venus in History: 1631-1716

Read the full account — in three parts — of the history behind the upcoming transit of Venus.

Celestial News & Events

Transits of Venus in History: 1769-today

Read the third and final chapter of transits of Venus in history, as the transits went from being a crucial scientific measurement to an observing curiosity.

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Transits of Venus in History: 1761

Read the next chapter in the history of the transit of Venus, the fantastic voyages in 1761.

Celestial News & Events

Transits of Venus Explained

The transits of Venus are separated alternately by 8, 105, or 121½ years, making June 5-6's transit the last we'll see in our lifetimes. Find out the method behind the madness of Venus's transit cycle.

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Celestial News & Events

Your Viewing Guide to the Transit of Venus

The upcoming transit of Venus is one of those rare and momentous spectacles in observational astronomy that you absolutely don't want to miss. Read about what you can expect to see.

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