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Sky & Telescope Editor Emeritus Leif J. Robinson Passes Away at 71

Leif J. Robinson, Sky & Telescope magazine's editor in chief from 1980 to 2000, died Sunday at his home in Costa Rica.

Jupiter and the Moon in January 2011

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First Lights: Easy Targets for Your New Telescope

January 7, 2011 Contacts: Alan M. MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x2151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com Tony Flanders, Associate Editor 855-638-5388 x2173, tflanders@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality graphics; see details at end. Every holiday season, hundreds of thousands of shiny new telescopes are given to good girls and…

Pinole projection

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Eastern Hemisphere Gets Solar Eclipse on January 4th

December 30, 2010 Contacts: Alan M. MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x2151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com J. Kelly Beatty, Senior Contributing Editor 617-416-9991, jkellybeatty@comcast.net   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality graphics; see details at end. In the afterglow of fireworks celebrating the New Year, on January 4th millions of people…

2004 lunar eclipse

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Watch the Sky-High Lunar Eclipse Late Monday Night (Dec. 20-21, 2010)

All North America will have a grand view (clouds permitting) when the Moon slides through Earth's shadow on the night of December 20-21, 2010.

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Geminid Meteor Shower Due December 13-14

If it’s clear late Monday night, December 13th, 2010, keep a lookout high overhead for the shooting stars of the Geminid meteor shower.

Jupiter among evening stars

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Jupiter shines extra bright
as it passes closest by Earth

An extra-bright light in the night sky is catching attention whenver people look up.

Sky & Telescope DVD archive

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Seven Decades of Astronomy at Your Fingertips

Every page of every issue of Sky & Telescope has been scanned onto fully searchable DVDs.

Radiant of the Perseid meteor shower

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Perseid Meteors Return; Viewing Conditions Excellent!

August 9, 2010 Contact: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor, Sky & Telescope 855-638-5388 x2151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to editors/producers: With this release are two publication-quality images; click on the small versions below. For audio files of brief sound bites and a longer audio explanation of the meteor shower, as well as…

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Three Planets Gather in Twilight

Venus, Saturn, and Mars form a triangle in the western twilight in the first half of August 2010.

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Venus and Mercury Pair Up in Twilight

The two innermost planets form an eye-catching pair in twilight during late March and early April 2010.

Calendar of

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Uh-Oh! A "Blue Moon" Ends the OOs

On New Year's Eve, a full Moon will rise for the second time this month (the first time was on December 2nd). Many people call the second full Moon in a calendar month a "Blue Moon" — but it didn't start out that way.

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Leonid Meteor Shower To Perform Late Tonight

The Leonid meteor shower peaks near new Moon in 2009, making this a fine year for any meteor lover. Observers in the Americas are ideally placed for the traditional peak, and a brief, unusually intense burst is forecast for Asia.

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The Great 2012 Scare — and What You Need To Know

The world won't end on December 21, 2012, but you're probably already getting lots of questions about it.

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How To Find Comet Lulin This Week

Comet Lulin is nearest and brightest this week, and it's in a dark, moonless sky. Use our exclusive sky chart to find it with binoculars or a telescope!

Venus, Jupiter, and a crescent Moon

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Dazzling Planet Duo Beckons in Evening Twilight

As November ends, Jupiter and Venus perform a dazzling dance in the evening twilight — and they're joined by a slender crescent Moon on December 1st.

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Astronomers Re-Date Caesar's Invasion of Britain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Donald W. Olson, Department of Physics, Texas State University 512-245-2131, dolson@txstate.edu Roger W. Sinnott, Senior Editor, Sky & Telescope 855-638-5388 x2146, rsinnott@SkyandTelescope.com Cambridge, MA, June 30, 2008 — Researchers from Texas State University have revised the date when Julius Caesar invaded Britain in 55 BC, a…

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Sky & Telescope Appoints Robert P. Naeye Editor-in-Chief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joel Toner VP & Publishing Director, New Track Media 855-638-5388 x2124, jtoner@newtrackmedia.com Cambridge, MA, April 29, 2008 — Sky & Telescope magazine, the iconic publisher of astronomy periodicals and books, announced today that it has appointed Robert P. Naeye to the position of Editor-in-Chief, succeeding Richard…

February 20th's lunar eclipse

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A "Prime-Time" Lunar Eclipse

The entire Moon will dive through Earth's shadow on the night of February 20th, for the last time until December 2010.

2004 lunar eclipse

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Tuesday's Total Lunar Eclipse Favors Far West

Night owls and early risers have a chance to see the full Moon go dark before dawn on August 28th.

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Perseid Meteors to Peak This Weekend

August 8, 2007 Contact: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com J. Kelly Beatty, Executive Editor 855-638-5388 x148, kbeatty@SkyandTelescope.com Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality illustrations and broadcast-quality animations; see details below. More information for the general public is available at SkyandTelescope.com/Perseids. The Perseid meteor shower, an…

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