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Astronomy & Observing News

Astro News Briefs: February 24–March 2

ALMA radio telescope gets green light, and a Mars rover "lands" in Florida.

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Astro News Briefs: February 10–16

An "interior" asteroid a new solar space telescope.

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Astro News Briefs: February 3–9

California Amateur to Hunt for Exoplanets February 3, 2003 | A 52-year-old investment banker and venture capitalist from Newport Beach, California, will soon spend a night at Keck Observatory's control room in Hawaii as professional astronomers hunt for extrasolar planets. Walter W. Cruttenden won the seat by submitting the winning…

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Space Shuttle Columbia Lost

Sky & Telescope sends our condolences to the families of the seven astronauts lost in the tragic break-up of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

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Astro News Briefs: January 27–February 2

Solar Sentinel Heads to Orbit January 28, 2003 | An aircraft-launched Pegasus rocket lofted NASA’s Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) into orbit on January 25th. This 290-kilogram satellite carries four instruments to study minuscule variations in the Sun’s energy output and will be operated by the Laboratory for Atmospheric…

Celestial News & Events

Crescent Moon Joins Three Planets at Dawn

The waning crescent Moon helps point the way to Mars, Venus, and Mercury before sunrise on Monday through Wednesday mornings.

Astronomy & Observing News

A Mistaken Case of Ring Around the Collar

The European Southern Obsevratory's Very Large Telescope Antu captured this view of the ringed ice giant Uranus.

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Astro News Briefs: January 13–19

Planet-Hunting Auction Opens for Bids January 14, 2003 | Ever wanted to spend a night at the controls of one of the world's largest telescopes, searching for planets orbiting distant stars? Now you can join University of California, Berkeley, astronomer Geoffrey Marcy and his team for a night at the…

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Astro News Briefs: January 6–12

A Not-So-Hot Jupiter? January 9, 2003 | Hot Jupiters may not be so hot after all. These giant planets, orbiting sunlike stars at extremely close distances, ought to be strong infrared emitters because of their high temperatures. But a team led by Drake Deming (Goddard Space Flight Center) failed to…

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Astronomy Stories Dominate Prestigious List

2002 was an action-packed year for astronomy aficionados.

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Astro News Briefs: December 23–29

Silent Nights for NEAR and Contour December 24, 2002 | Two teams from Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) have made unsuccessful attempts to regain contact with two silenced spacecraft. On December 10th, engineers spent 12 hours trying to communicate with the NEAR Shoemaker probe, which has sat on…

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Astro News Briefs: December 16–22

"First Light" for Integral December 18, 2002 | In Paris, France, today, researchers from the European Space Agency (ESA) unveiled the initial images from the International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (Integral), the agency's most powerful high-energy observatory. The spacecraft, launched in October, carries four X- and gamma-ray telescopes, as well as…

Press Releases

First Lights: What to See with Your New Telescope

December 26, 2002 Contact: Richard Tresch Fienberg, Editor in Chief 855-638-5388 x144, rfienberg@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by high-quality photographs and illustrations and an animation; see details below. Every holiday season, hundreds of thousands of shiny new telescopes are given to good girls and boys (and…

Astronomy & Observing News

Double Bubble

The Hubble Space Telescope has unveiled a beautiful peanut-shaped dust cloud.

Press Releases

December Solstice Signals the Start of a New Season

On December 21st, at 8:14 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the Sun will reach its southernmost point in the sky for the year. This moment marks the December solstice, the official beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Geminid Meteors Sweeping Toward Earth

The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks on the morning of December 14th, with about a meteor a minute streaking across the sky.

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