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People, Places, and Events

­A Celebration of Jay Pasachoff (1943–2022)

Jay M. Pasachoff, Chair of the Astronomy Department, Director of the Hopkins Observatory, and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, succumbed to cancer on Sunday morning, November 20th.

2022 Chile group at VLT

People, Places, and Events

Observing Chile’s Finest

During October, Editor in Chief Peter Tyson accompanied 19 adventurous skygazers on a 12-day expedition to Chile — the “astronomy capital of the world” — for a tour of breathtaking landscapes and the magnificent southern sky.

People, Places, and Events

Peering Up Into Prairie Skies

The Nebraska Star Party offers truly dark skies enjoyed by veteran observers and first-timers alike.

Don Machholz

People, Places, and Events

Remembering Donald Machholz, 1952 - 2022

Sky & Telescope honors the life of Donald Machholz, one of the premier comet-hunters of his time.

HL Tau by ALMA

Citizen Science: Projects & Collaboration

Citizen Scientists Detect Dusty Disks

Disk Detective, a citizen science project dedicated identifying planet-forming disks around young stars, reports their latest results.

Outer Planets

People, Places, and Events

Piano Concerto on the Planets Premieres

A piano concerto based on the solar system’s planets just had its world premiere. And you can hear a sampling of the music right here!

People, Places, and Events

S&T Authors Win Science Journalism Awards

Two Sky & Telescope authors have won prestigious awards recognizing excellence in science journalism.

Plakha Alexander with Sky Watcher telescope

Astronomers Worth Noting

Wartime Skygazing: An Amateur Astronomer in Ukraine

Plakha Alexander — amateur astronomer, owner of Astro-Gadget.net, and Ukrainian — shares his experiences since Russia's invasion began.

International Dark Sky Week 2022

Save Dark Skies

Celebrate Dark Skies This Week, April 22–30

Are you interested in combating light pollution? International Dark Sky Week, which starts today, offers events in which you can learn how.

a solar eclipse above a cloud bank with a dark blue sky turning orange towards the horizon

Eclipses

Total Solar Eclipse: Reports from Antarctica

Sky & Telescope and friends report on the total solar eclipse that occurred over Antarctica earlier this week.

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.

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