Seventy years ago this month, two small magazines — The Sky and The Telescope — merged to become Sky & Telescope. Thanks to the solid foundation established by Editor Charles Federer and his wife Helen Spence Federer, S&T survived the trials and tribulations of the war years, and has remained in continuous publication ever since. Over the subsequent decades, S&T expanded in size and stature, becoming the most authoritative and respected popular astronomy magazine in the world.
This month, we are celebrating S&T’s 70 years. As part of this celebration, we have produced a 19-minute video, featuring current members of the editorial and art staffs, and several former editors, discussing the history of the magazine, how we produce the magazine, and S&T’s future in the digital age. Check it out!
To see more behind-the-scenes videos, visit our video library.
You can also watch an extended video of the recent celebration of S&T’s 70th anniversary at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Please note that it may take several minutes for the video to load on your computer.