Author Archives: David H. Levy

Earth appears as a tiny point of light behind Saturn's backlit rings in this photo from the Cassini spacecraft.

A Time to Soar

Sky & Telescope contributing editor David Levy reports on Spacefest 2009, which is billed as "The Ultimate Space Show."

Acadia University

Coming Home

Sky & Telescope contributing editor David H. Levy heads back to his alma mater in Nova Scotia, Canada, to teach, remember, and reflect.

During the 2004 Geminid meteor shower, Alan Dyer caught a bright fireball with a tripod-mounted digital camera. He used a wide-field, 16-mm lens for a 1-minute exposure at f/2.8 with an ISO setting of 800. Expect to shoot a lot of frames before you get this lucky. Click image for larger view.

An Alpha Leonid Meteor Watch?

Few meteor showers are a cascade of shooting stars. Sky & Telescope contributing editor David H. Levy explains that there's simple pleasure in paying attention to sparser showers.

White House

Obamastronomy

Imagine if America's leaders had to have an astronomical background? Sky & Telescope contributing editor David H. Levy has been thinking about that.

Foothills students

A Night of Service

Community service can mean bringing the cosmos down to Earth, as Sky & Telescope contributing editor David H. Levy explains while "On the Road."