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International Dark-Sky Association 2021 Virtual Conference

Save Dark Skies

Under One Sky: Let's Address Light Pollution Together

Concerned about light pollution? Join a virtual conference this weekend that looks at ongoing global efforts to mitigate it.

International Observe the Moon Night 2021

People, Places, and Events

International Observe the Moon Night 2021

Join fellow lunar enthusiasts all over the world in celebrating the Moon this weekend.

Beacons in Interstellar Fog

People, Places, and Events

Celebrate Fall Astronomy Day This Weekend

Saturday, October 9, 2021, is this fall’s Astronomy Day!

Carolyn Shoemaker

People, Places, and Events

Remembering Carolyn Shoemaker (1929–2021)

Shoemaker discovered more than 800 asteroids and 32 comets, including one of the most famous comets of the 20th century.

Stellafane banner

People, Places, and Events

Welcome Back, Stellafane

After two years apart, amateur astronomers and telescope makers from around the country met at the top of Breezy Hill to enjoy the stars with old and new friends.

We want to hear from Amateur Astronomers. Take about 15 minutes to tell us about your hobby - what's working, any challenges, and how we can best support you and your club. Enter to win fun prizes!

People, Places, and Events

Amateur Astronomy in 2021

Calling all amateur astronomers: NASA’s Night Sky Network wants to hear from you!

People, Places, and Events

S&T Editor Wins Planetary Science Writing Award

Science Editor Camille Carlisle has won the Division of Planetary Science’s Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award for “Rugged Worlds,” the cover story of the May 2020 issue of Sky & Telescope.

Astronaut stands to the left of American flag on the lunar surface, with hills in the background

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Fifty Years Ago in Photos: Apollo 15 Astronauts Explore the Moon

See photos — some familiar and some rarely seen — from the Apollo 15 mission, which launched place 50 years ago today.

Canyonlands Star Party

People, Places, and Events

Return of the Star Parties

As many states roll back COVID restrictions, stargazers across the continent are excited to meet up with old and new friends at their favorite observing sites.

artist's conception of the parker solar probe floating in front of the sun

Press Releases

S&T Writers Win Two Science Journalism Awards

This year’s solar physics communication prizes recognize two pieces from Sky & Telescope magazine.

People, Places, and Events

Discover the Night: International Dark Sky Week is Here!

Light pollution is insidious in today’s world. This International Dark Sky Week, become inspired to see what you can do to raise awareness.

CATegories of Floofs

People, Places, and Events

Cakes, Cats, and Stars — Astro April Fools

Astronomers turn their attention to the true puzzles of the universe: cats, Jaffa Cakes, and the coming planet–black hole apocalypse.

Total solar eclipse 2019 in Chile

Astronomy and Society

Join Us in Planning for the Next "Great American Eclipse"

Are you a solar eclipse enthusiast with an organizational bent? An upcoming virtual workshop geared toward planning for the 2023 and 2024 events could be just the thing for you.

Dark skies

Save Dark Skies

Under One Sky — Help Address Light Pollution

Do you care about protecting the night sky? Join the International Dark Sky Association’s virtual conference this weekend.

People, Places, and Events

Pandemic Inspires Surge in Telescope Sales

A silver lining to the long year we've had is a renewed interest in the night sky.

Moon over Sequoia National Park

Moon

International Observe the Moon Night Is Here

International Observe the Moon Night is here. Step outside Saturday evening and admire our closest celestial neighbor with your family.

Mount Wilson wildfire

Professional Telescopes

Mount Wilson Escapes Wildfire; Amateur Observatory Destroyed

Firefighting crews held the line as wildfire threatened Mount Wilson; an amateur observatory built by the Tri-Valley Stargazers was not so lucky.

International Dark Sky Week Milky Way

People, Places, and Events

International Dark Sky Week Is Here: Celebrate the Night!

The weeklong celebration of the night sky we all share has always been an opportunity for people to connect with each other. This year, connecting with each other takes on a significance all its own.

JWST

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Space and Astronomy in the Time of COVID-19

The ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on spaceflight, science, and professional and amateur astronomy.

Margaret Burbidge

Community Leaders: Notable Astronomers

Celebrating Astronomer Margaret Burbidge, 1919–2020

The astronomer who taught us we are all made of stardust has passed away after celebrating her 100th birthday on August 12, 2019.

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