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Insights from S&T‘s Family of Planet Globes

Pictures are great, but there's nothing like holding another world in your hands to appreciate its unique characteristics. Sky & Telescope's planet globes are on sale! For a limited time, you can get them for 30% off the usual price. See ShopatSky's Maps & Globes page for details, or click on the individual links...

Perseids crossing Ursa Major

Moonless Nights Make for Fine 2015 Perseids

This year there's no Moon, and the Perseid meteor shower should peak at just the right time for North America. Every three years, more or less, the Moon is new around the peak night of the Perseid meteor shower — and it's that time again. New Moon falls on August 14th, which gives us...

Dennis di Cicco at the scope

Former S&T Editor Wins Award

The North East Region of the Astronomical League (NERAL) announces the presentation of the prestigious 2015 NERAL Walter Scott Houston award to former Sky & Telescope editor Dennis di Cicco.