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Sky & Telescope Launches German Edition

November 21, 2002 Contact: Marcy Dill, Marketing Director 855-638-5388 x143, mdill@SkyandTelescope.com Sky & Telescope, the most respected astronomy magazine in the world, will appear not only in English, but also in German. Astronomie Heute (Astronomy Today), the German edition of Sky & Telescope, will be published bimonthly starting in February…

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Telescope-Buying Tips for the Gift-Giving Season

November 18, 2002 Contacts: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, macrobert@SkyandTelescope.com Kelly Beatty, Executive Editor 855-638-5388 x148, kbeatty@SkyandTelescope.com Telescopes are on almost every kid's holiday wish list. A telescope is a popular gift, and most manufacturers see a huge increase in sales every November and December. But buyer beware...a telescope…

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Leonid Meteor Spectacle Coming Back Soon

November 1, 2002 Contact: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, macrobert@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication- and broadcast-quality graphics and animations; see details below. After putting on spectacular performances for the last four years running, the Leonid meteor shower will once again sweep over Earth…

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Dark-Sky Advocates to Push for Nationwide Lighting Reforms

October 23, 2002 Contacts: Kelly Beatty, Sky & Telescope 855-638-5388 x148, kbeatty@SkyandTelescope.com Elizabeth Alvarez, International Dark-Sky Association 520-293-3198, liz@darksky.org"   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality illustrations and an animation; see details below. Energy and lighting specialists from throughout the U.S. and Canada are gathering in Boston,…

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Starry, Starry Night Becoming a Thing of the Past

The International Dark-Sky Association meets in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, in late October to address the detrimental effects of light pollution in astronomy and other fields.

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Harvest Moon Arrives on September 21st

The Harvest Moon is the full Moon closest to the autumn equinox, which occurs this year on September 22-23. What is the Harvest Moon, anyway?

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Celestial Anniversary of the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

On July 29, 1945, a Japanese submarine torpedoed the USS Indianapolis after sighting it in moonlight in the Philippine Sea. The astronomical scene repeats on July 29, 2002.

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Venus and Jupiter Form a Dazzling Duo

Even the most casual skywatcher will be thrilled with this week's close pairing of two bright planets after sunset.

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The Sun Gets a "Moon Bite" on June 10th

Skywatchers west of the Mississippi will see the Moon slide across the face of the Sun — covering more than half of it from many locations.

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Dance of the Planets Reaches Crescendo

During the first half of May, all five bright, naked-eye planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn — are well placed for viewing in the western twilight sky about an hour after sunset.

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Planets Dance for Annual Astronomy Celebration

The five naked-eye planets have gathered in the western sky after sunset — just in time for "Astronomy Day" on April 20th.

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Bright Comet Meets Bright Galaxy

April 1, 2002 Contacts: Roger W. Sinnott, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x146, rsinnott@SkyandTelescope.com Alan M. MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, macrobert@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by four publication-quality illustrations; see details below. Amateur astronomers throughout the Northern Hemisphere have marked Thursday, April 4th, on their calendars. That…

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A Bright Comet Returns — 341 Years Later

Independently discovered by two amateur skygazers, Comet Ikeya-Zhang is now passing near Earth on its first return visit since the time of Sir Isaac Newton.

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Moon to Cover Saturn on February 20th

Wednesday evening's lunar occultation of Saturn offers a prime-time viewing opportunity for North Americans.

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