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Acadia starlight

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

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.

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

The Town-Sized Milky Way Project

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

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Sketching Celestial Observations

Why, and how, you should sketch your observations through a telescope.

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Binocular Stargazing Catalog

Wondering what to look at in the night sky with your binoculars? Start with this binocular stargazing catalog with 150 bright, deep-sky objects.

Omega Centauri from southwestern New Mexico

Deep Sky

How To Get a Glimpse of Omega Centauri

Among globular clusters, the immense Omega Centauri is widely regarded as the most impressive in the sky. Its deep southern location makes this object challenging to spot — but it can be done, as Italian observer Giuseppe Pappa explains.

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

High School Student Discovers New Exoplanet

Dominick Rowan, a senior in the Science Research program at Byram Hills High School in New York, helped discover a Jupiter-mass exoplanet in a 6.5-year orbit around its star and calculate the frequency of Jupiter analogs in other systems.

Dumbbell Nebula

Astronomy and Stargazing Projects

Managing Your Deep-Sky References

Amateur astronomer Phillip Kane gives some advice on organizing "your" observing experts to assist you at the eyepiece.

Observing at the Diffraction Limit

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Observing at the Diffraction Limit

Scientists at the Magellan Telescope grabbed the opportunity to observe crystal clear stars with one of the world's most sophisticated optics systems.

Stellar Science

Astronomers Observe Rare Stellar Eclipse

Amateur observers helped reveal a rare eclipse of a close stellar pair known as b Persei by a third companion star.

Oregon Star Party

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Star Party Season Has Begun!

It’s time to get away from all those city lights and gather together to share in the secrets of the universe.

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Observing Report: Revisiting the Herschel Sprint

Amateur astronomer Mark McCarthy share a report of his second run at the Herschel Sprint.

Sun Halo

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Sun Halo in the French Alps

Reader Michael Knowles discovered the glory of a Sun halo while paragliding above the French Alps.

Spiral galaxy NGC 4911 against star field

Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky

Observing Report: The Herschel Sprint

Amateur astronomer Mark McCarthy shares his observing report for his own "Night of Discovery," when he recreated Herschel's legendary "sprint" of April 11, 1785.

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