The Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award, issued annually by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) "for exemplary research by an amateur astronomer" if there is a suitable candidate, goes to Darryll LaCourse of Marysville, Washington.
The largest national association of astronomers is now the new home of a virtual observatory known as the WorldWide Telescope.
A group of about 40 intrepid souls from the U.S. and Australia hits pay dirt on a tour of Iceland
The incredibly popular novel, and now movie, The Martian draws people to the Red Planet with realistic detail. Explore the Red Planet not just in fiction but in reality with our Mars globe and map.
As the IAU General Assembly in Hawaii'i draws to a close, the results were still coming in: a new bevy of dwarf galaxies discovered around the Milky Way, the celebration of the first Dark-Sky Sanctuary, and a new directly imaged exoplanet to boot.
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.
Do sunspots affect climate change? How can you name an exoplanet? Here are the latest results from the world's largest astronomy conference.
Hawai‘i is currently hosting the biggest astronomy conference worldwide, the general assembly of the International Astronomical Union, to address current issues in astronomy.
The winners of the 6th International Earth & Sky Photo Contest highlight the natural beauty of the night sky as well as its growing battle with light pollution.
The International Year of Light is well underway and provides a host of opportunities for astronomy outreach. Find out what programs and resources are available!
Watch in-depth conversations between Dennis di Cicco and astronomy vendors to find full details on hot new products and featured equipment.
It’s time to get away from all those city lights and gather together to share in the secrets of the universe.
The Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) is the world's largest astronomy trade show. As always, Sky & Telescope was there!
After serving as caretakers of Canada's largest telescope for years, volunteers from the RASC's Toronto club have been given the historic facility outright.
This weekend features the world's largest astronomy expo, the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), in Suffern, New York.
Amateur skygazers can satisfy their celestial cravings with Globe at Night, International Dark-Sky Week, Astronomy Day, and Global Astronomy Month.
Amateur astronomy has lost a true pioneer, a keen observer who founded the worldwide Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers.
Sky & Telescope is leading its third annual trip to Iceland this fall to explore a unique culture and witness the northern lights. Come join us!
Donald C. Parker, a planetary imaging pioneer, passed away in Miami, Florida on February 22, 2015.
Satellite imagery and other datasets come together to show our home planet from mountaintop to ocean bottom.
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.