The International Astronomical Union is hosting a public contest to name five of Mercury's craters, with a deadline of January 15.
Calendars help us plan our lives. And for amateur astronomers, no plan is complete unless it includes sky events.
See the selection of new telescopes and astronomy products unveiled at the 2014 Arizona Science & Astronomy Expo.
On the much anticipated opening weekend of Interstellar, senior contributing editor Bob Naeye reviews the movie's facts and foibles.
The appropriately named Stella Kafka has been named the newest in a series of esteemed directors of the American Association of Variable Star Observers.
Senior contributing editor Bob Naeye recently led a Sky & Telescope tour of Iceland, where 50 astrotourists were treated to spectacular views of the Northern Lights.
Peter Tyson, formerly Editor in Chief of NOVA Online, has been appointed Editor in Chief of Sky & Telescope, with responsibility for the brand’s print, digital, and video products.
Celebrate the anniversary of a revolutionary discovery by gathering with other astronomers to observe planetary nebulae in August's evening sky.
Shoemaker-Levy 9's headline-making Jupiter impact in 1994 wasn't the only one of its kind - observations 15 years later showed such impacts might even be common.
David Levy shares his recollections of that amazing day — July 16, 1994 — when the first fragment of a comet he helped discover slammed into Jupiter.
Whether you're a seasoned observer or a novice, star parties provide the perfect opportunity to kick back and enjoy the night sky with some fellow astronomy enthusiasts.
Sky & Telescope contributing editor Govert Schilling has been selected as the winner of the 2014 David N. Schramm Award.
The prolific comet hunter William A. Bradfield tallied 18 comets in his lifetime, each discovered visually and credited to him alone.
Watch in-depth interviews with some of the top vendors at the 2014 Northeast Astronomy Forum featuring new telescopes, mounts, filters, and more.
Two star parties in late May, including one of the biggest in the world, drew together beginners and experienced astronomers alike.
Now in its 15th year, the Edgar Wilson Award recognizes comet discoveries made by amateur observers. The 2013 awards honor seven dedicated individuals who scan the skies.
This celebration of "bringing astronomy to the people" features events across the nation and around the world.
In 2002, high-school student Jennifer Barlow had a simple idea: let's take some time to appreciate the beauty of the cosmos and consider ways to reduce the spread of light pollution. Here's how you can join the celebration! Have you ever stepped outside to take in a view of the starry sky overhead —...
Sky & Telescope editors and staff made our annual pilgrimage to the astronomy expo to meet with our readers and get the scoop on the bevy of new products unleashed this year.
Scientists have new insight into the damage caused by a Rhode Island–size asteroid that hit Earth more than 3 billion years ago, making the rock that wiped out the dinosaurs look like a lightweight.
The Northeast Astronomy Forum in Suffern, NY, will welcome visitors from across the world on April 12–13, 2014. Sky & Telescope will be there. Will you?
Join the world’s largest celebration of astronomy — Global Astronomy Month — throughout April.
SkyCube, a crowd-funded nanosatellite built to engage the public in space exploration, has been deployed from the International Space Station. Now its creators are anxiously waiting to establish two-way contact.
Announcing the winners of Sky & Telescope's Comet ISON photo contest, sponsored by Celestron.
In France, one of the giants of telescope making has died. He shared his years of professional experience with amateurs around the world.