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American Astronomical Society to Acquire Sky & Telescope

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is acquiring Sky & Telescope magazine and its related business assets.

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All You Need to Know for Sunday's Total Lunar Eclipse

The total lunar eclipse of January 2019 promises to be a spectacle for those under clear skies in the zones of totality.

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Get Ready to Greet the Geminid Meteors

Don’t miss one of the best meteor showers of the year. Catch the Geminid meteors as they peak on December 13th and 14th.

Perseids orbit path Aug 12-13

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"Great Show" Predicted for Perseid Meteor Peak on August 12–13

Sky & Telescope magazine predicts that the Perseid shower will be at its peak late on Sunday night, August 12th, and early morning on the 13th.

Mars + Moon on July 25-28 2018

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Mars Passes Closest to Earth Since 2003 on July 31st

Early on July 31st, the planet Mars will be closer to Earth than at any time in the past 15 years. It's bright and unmistakable in the southwestern sky after evening twilight.

Venus & Moon at 10pm PDT

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Crescent Moon & Venus Pair Closely on Sunday, July 15th

The night sky's two brightest object — the Moon and Venus — will appear dramatically close together after sunset on Sunday, July 15th.

Burnt orange beauty

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West Coast Favored for Total Lunar Eclipse on January 31st

The total lunar eclipse on January 31st — the first of two in 2018 — will be a predawn spectacle that favors western North America.

Blue Moon calendar

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Total Lunar Eclipse "Trifecta" on January 31st

Wednesday's total lunar eclipse occurs on January's second full Moon — and also when the Moon is nearly its closest to Earth.

Geminids in 2017 at 2am

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Impressive Geminid Meteors to Peak on December 13–14

If it’s clear Wednesday night and Thursday before dawn, keep a lookout high overhead for the "shooting stars" of the Geminid meteor shower.

3122 Florence by Gianluca Masi m

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Backyard Observers Ready to View Asteroid's Close Flyby

This week the big near-Earth asteroid 3122 Florence is passing relatively close by, and skywatchers with even modest telescopes have a chance to spot it.

Colorful Perseid fireball

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Perseid Meteors to Hit Their Peak This Weekend

An annual celestial sky show beloved by millions around the world should peak late this Friday and Saturday nights, the nights of August 11–12 and 12–13.

Penumbral eclipse series from 2012

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Friday Night's Deep Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

North American observers can watch the Moon flirt with Earth’s shadow on the evening of February 10th. It occurs early on the 11th as seen from Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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Geminid Meteors will be Sparse in Bright Moonlight Tonight

The annual Geminid meteor shower should reach its peak late on December 13th, but bright moonlight will wash out most of this year's meteors.

Buying your first telescope

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Sky & Telescope Offers Tips for First-Time Telescope Buyers

Telescopes make great gifts, and the editors of Sky & Telescope offer some expert advice to help you choose the one that's right for you.

Moonrise on March 19, 2014

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November 14th's Super-Close Full Moon

On Monday, the Moon will edge closer to Earth than it's been since 1948. Full Moon occurs less than 3 hours later.

The cover of the November 2016 Sky & Telescope: the 75th anniversary issue.

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75 Years of Sky & Telescope: A lifetime of astronomy coverage

Sky & Telescope magazine's 75 years of astronomy coverage.

Path of 2017 total solar eclipse

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Countdown Begins for 2017's Coast-to-Coast Solar Eclipse

It's still a full year away, but huge throngs will be watching coast-to-coast when the Moon's shadow slides across the U.S.

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Two Pairs of Planets Perform in the August Twilight

After sunset, Mars and Saturn join the star Antares in the southwest — while Venus and Jupiter create a dramatically "double star" low in the west.

Radiant of Perseid meteor shower

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August's Perseids: More Meteors This Year?

Sky & Telescope magazine predicts that this year's Perseid meteor shower will peak on the night of August 11–12 and, despite some moonlight, might be much better than usual.

Mars and company on May 20-22, 2016

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Mars: Closest, Biggest, and Brightest in a Decade

Mars shines low in the southeast at nightfall, closer to Earth than it has been since November 2005. A Sky & Telescope press release.