Sun Worship in Cambridge
On a few days each year, sunlight shines all the way down an 825-foot-long corridor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a phenomenon that has been dubbed MIThenge.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln
On February 12th, the United States celebrates the 200th birthday of the country's 16th president. Discover how celestial events highlighted his life.
Let's Google Mars
The world's most fascinating mapping utility now works on another planet.
Cheap Enough for a Cheap Scope?
What value would you put on a cheap scope like this?
Exoplanets Imaged at Last
Christian Marois (left) and Paul Kalas (right) led the teams that acquired the first extrasolar-planet images that are likely to stand the test of time.David Lafreniere (left) and Paul Kalas (right)For most of its history, the study of extrasolar planets has been rife with false alarms. Because of the claimed…
Abraham Lincoln's Celestial Connections
Abraham Lincoln (1809–65) may not fully qualify as an amateur astronomer, but some celestial events during his life were noteworthy.US Library of CongressIn this, the year celebrating the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, Donald W. Olson and Laurie E. Jasinski summarize several celestial connections to the United States's 16th president…
A Secret Sneak Peek and Fun for Friday
Psst. Microsoft's virtual observatory," the WorldWide Telescope, is coming to your Web browser.
These Stars Need You
Here's a star-buying scheme we can support.
Equipment: Guides & Recommendations
In Style with S&T
We're pleased to announce our new store for S&T-themed clothing and products.
Speaking of the VLT
Next month, James Bond heads to Chile's Very Large Telescope. That can't be good.
Big Scope TV Alert!
The National Geographic Channel provides an up-close look at the Very Large Telescope.
Observing Forecasts for All!
No matter where you observe from, now you can get an astronomical weather forecast.
NASA Turns 50: Take a Photo!
The U.S. space agency was founded 50 years ago today. You can celebrate by finding your favorite NASA photograph.
Best in League
The Astronomical League has announced its best webmaster for 2008.
PBS will have encore presentations of Timothy Ferris's ode to amateur astronomy.
GLAST Ready to Go
Next week, NASA will launch its latest space observatory to provide our best look at the most powerful beacons in the universe.
Watch a talk from Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Matter of Scale
Some ways to get your head around cosmic orders of magnitude.
Microsoft Launches Astronomy Software
Software giant Microsoft wants to show you the universe with its WorldWide Telescope.
Using a Telescope Mount to Watch Baseball
An interesting use for a computerized mount.