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, S&T: Dennis di Cicco

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."