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Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

An Ancient Eclipse in Ithaca

During the author's May 2017 trip to Kefalonia he learned of an ancient eclipse on the neighboring island of Ithaca with ties to the Odyssey.

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Low-Tech Astrophotography: Game Boy Camera

Inspired by his love of astronomy and struck by the unique ways in which the Game Boy Camera had been harnessed, Alex Pietrow took to the internet to see what photos of space it had taken. When he found none, he took his own.

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

A Compact, Lightweight Solar Projection Viewer

Learn how to make a travel-friendly solar projection viewer for your telescope — just in time for the eclipse! Each summer I have the privilege to run the Student Telescope Making Program at the Table Mountain Star Party (TMSP). Over the course of a few hours, students assemble telescopes and…

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

A Solar Eclipse Activity for a Sunny Day

Learn about solar eclipses in this DIY solar eclipse activity. All you need is a tape measure, a long stick, a small sphere, and a sunny day.

Smartphone polar alignment

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Daylight Polar Alignment Made Easy

Try this easy technique to roughly polar-align your telescope mount during the day using your smartphone and a planetarium app.

Steve's pink ribbon

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Meet Steve, the Friendly Neighborhood Aurora

The story of Steve, the mysterious pink-ribbon aurora, shows how citizen scientists are making important contributions to research and discovery.

Comet Hale-Bopp above the Pyramids

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Comet Hale-Bopp’s Ancient Spectacle

Astrophotographer John Goldsmith chronicles his travels during Comet Hale-Bopp's famous apparition 20 years ago. His images capture what ancients might have seen 4,200+ years before.

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A Teachable Moment: When the Moon's Shadow Came to Angola

A solar eclipse provided the perfect teachable moment in Angola, as students learned about the real sizes and distances of Earth, the Moon, and the Sun.

Aldebaran occultation by Brad Timerson

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

A Remarkable View of Aldebaran's Occultation

A lucky group of Canadian observers got to witness remarkable events as the Moon slid past Aldebaran on the night of March 4th.

Before-after views of iPhone red filter square

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

A Better Red-Light Filter for Your iPhone

By tapping into some little-know settings, you can make your iPhone use a red screen all the time at night and preserve your dark adaptation.

Covers of The Strolling Astronomer

Astronomy and Society

The Strolling Astronomer Celebrates 70 Years

Still active today, the Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers and its journal got their start on March 1, 1947.

50th Anniversary AL Programs

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Fifty Years of the Astronomical League Observing Programs

The Astronomical League, one of amateur astronomy's best institutional resources, has awarded more than 10,000 observing certificates since 1967.

Orion Card

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

"Star Deck": It's All in the Cards

Here's a great free download that uses a deck of playing cards to introduce you to the night's sky's constellations in a fun, entertaining way.

Orion StarBlast 4.5 in a library

Astronomy and Society

"Library Telescope" Program Takes Off

From humble beginnings in 2008, a simple idea — equipping libraries with loaner telescopes — has caught on across the United States.

Star-naming fact sheet

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Staracle: A Free Star-Naming Service

"Name a star" businesses are approaching their holiday peak. But since personal star names won't be formally recognized anyway, you might as well do it for free.

Spektrum front cover

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Spektrum: A Pro-Am Journal for Spectroscopy

If you're interested in how celestial objects reveal themselves simply by analyzing their light, you'll enjoy this free online international journal.

Star Walk

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Harrison Bay State Park's Star Walk

Inspired by a project featured in Sky & Telescope, Richard Clements and the Barnard Astronomical Society constructed a Star Walk in Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee.

Acadia starlight

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Econ 101: Protecting Acadia's Dark Skies

To help maintain the beautifully dark skies over Maine's Acadia National Park, this Master's thesis analyzed how the region's economy and other policy issues would be affected by stricter lighting regulations.

AR Scorpii: white dwarf and red dwarf binary

Stellar Science

Amateurs Help Discover Pulsing White Dwarf

Amateur astronomers worked together with the pros in the discovery of the pulsing white dwarf in the variable system known as AR Scorpii. Hear from Josch Hambsch, one of the amateurs on the team, on what it was like to take part.

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The Town-Sized Milky Way Project

I turned my town into a model of the Milky Way Galaxy for my high school astronomy project.

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