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The Winter Solstice and the Sun's Rebirth
Dec. 16, 2004 | On Tuesday morning, December 21st, the Sun reaches its southernmost point in the sky for 2004, marking the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.
Planet Parade & Geminid Meteors Come in Mid-December
Dec. 7, 2004 | A rare configuration of planets is followed by the annual Geminid meteor shower on the night of December 13–14. Here's some advice on how, when, and where to look for "shooting stars."
Dawn Displays to Light November Skies
Nov. 1, 2004 | Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent Moon put on a grand show at dawn in early November, followed closely by the annual Leonid meteor shower on the morning of the 17th.
Total Lunar Eclipse to Occur on the Night of Oct. 27th
Oct. 22, 2004 | On Wednesday night, October 2728, the full Moon will slide into Earth's shadow. The event is beautifully timed and placed for skywatchers in the Americas.
Fall Begins with Equinox on September 22nd
Sept. 16, 2004 | At 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, September 22nd, fall begins in Earth's Northern Hemisphere astronomically speaking. That's when the Sun passes over Earth's equator heading south.
Sky & Telescope to Publish Australian Edition
Sept. 8, 2004 | Sky & Telescope, the most respected astronomy magazine in the world, has joined forces with Sydney-based Paragon Media to launch an Australian edition.
Perseid Meteors to Peak Late on the Night of August 11th
Aug. 5, 2004 | The Perseid meteor shower, an annual celestial event beloved by millions of skywatchers around the world, returns to the night sky this coming week.
Blue Moon to Rise on July 31st
July 27, 2004 | On Saturday evening a full Moon will rise for the second time this month. Many people call the second full Moon in a calendar month a "blue Moon" but strictly speaking, they're wrong!
Astronomers Unravel Marathon Mystery
July 19, 2004 | Runners at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, will retrace one of the most famous runs in history. But when did the Battle of Marathon and the ensuing race really occur?
Solstice Signals a New Season
June 16, 2004 | On Sunday evening, June 20th, the Sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky for the year, marking the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
Venus to "Eclipse" Sun for First Time in 122 Years
May 24, 2004 | On Tuesday morning, June 8th, the planet Venus will pass directly across the face of the Sun. It's an astronomical event so rare that no one now alive has ever seen one.
Two Comets to Glow in the Spring Sky
Apr. 27, 2004 | Comets NEAT and LINEAR are heading into springtime view. Both could reach naked-eye visibility for observers in North America and Europe.
Sky & Telescope Launches Wireless Sky Chart
Apr. 21, 2004 | The world's leading astronomy magazine has introduced a sky-chart application for mobile phones. It delivers heavenly simulations of the night sky to the latest color handsets.
Night Sky Magazine Is a Rising Star on Newsstands
Apr. 13, 2004 | Appearing on newsstands and specialty retail shelves nationwide today, Night Sky magazine is already striking a chord with novice stargazers, judging by early reactions from subscribers.
Five Planets Put On a Twilight Sky Show
Mar. 18, 2004 | For the next couple weeks, the Moon and all five naked-eye planets shine at once during dusk, forming striking combinations in the early-evening sky.
Spring Begins on March 20th...or Is It the 19th?
Mar. 15, 2004 | The coming of spring in 2004 will pose a bit of a quandary for weather announcers and others in the news media. Does it happen on March 19th or 20th?
Sky & Telescope Magazine Unveils New Design and Enhanced Editorial Content
Mar. 15, 2004 | With its May 2004 issue, now in the mail to subscribers, Sky & Telescope has a new look and some new monthly departments and columns.
Venus and the Crescent Moon Rendezvous Feb. 17, 2004 | On Monday evening, February 23rd, stargazers will be treated to a very pretty sight as brilliant Venus, the "Evening Star," blazes just to the right of the thin crescent Moon.
New Magazine for Beginning Stargazers Makes Astronomy Fun and Easy!
Jan. 12, 2004 | The marketplace of astronomy information is about to be transformed by the debut of a magazine unlike any now available. Night Sky, which hits newsstands nationwide on April 13th, is designed especially for entry-level stargazers.