The cover of the March 2024 issue

Hubble’s Fate, Turning Data into Sound, and T Coronae Borealis

In the March 2024 issue of Sky & Telescope, we’re discussing the Hubble Space Telescope’s place in astronomy in the age of JWST, and how engineers are working to keep this pillar of astronomy research going for as long as possible.

In the meantime, don’t forget to keep your Newtonian astrograph in good shape. Whether it needs a tune-up or you’re setting it up fresh from the package, use our guide to collimate your scope for peak performance. When you’re done, you can join us as we go galaxy-hopping in Ursa Major and wait for T Coronae Borealis to go nova.

Finally, we’re showing off a few excellent tools that professional and outreach astronomers are using to make astronomy a little more accessible.  


What’s Next for Hubble?

Webb may be receiving the attention, but its predecessor still fills crucial roles in astronomy.

By David L. Chandler

Galaxy-Hopping in the Great Bear

Spend a spring night or two snagging spirals and more.

By Ted Forte

Seeing the Universe Without Sight

Creative minds are finding ways to explore and share the wonders of the cosmos without visual aids.

By Isabel Swafford

Get Ready for a Nova’s Bright Return

Recurrent nova T Coronae Borealis last erupted in 1946. It’s due to erupt again this year.

By Bradley E. Schaefer

Perfecting Collimation

With this routine, ensure your Newtonian astrograph will be at peak performance every night.

By Chris Schur

Beyond the Printed Page:

20046 Seronik

Read about S&T’s Gary Seronik and the asteroid named after him.


Listen to the music produced by the orbits of the TRAPPIST-1 planets.

Comet Chasers

Help keep track of Comet 12P and its unusual behavior.

Eclipse Megamovie

Participate in NASA’s second attempt at capturing the evolution of the solar corona during April’s eclipse.


Betelgeuse “Inflamed by Wine”

Is an ancient Greek myth linked to the variability of one of the night sky’s most prominent stars?

By Stephen James O’Meara

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks Takes Center Stage

A once (or, twice) in a lifetime visitor returns.

By Bob King

Seeing Color on the Moon

There’s more to see than light and shadow.

By Thomas A. Dobbins

Off the Beaten Track

A Gemini backroad leads to modest sights rarely visited.  

By Ken Hewitt-White

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See what else March’s issue has to offer.


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