Each year since 1993 the Astronomical League has recognized outstanding astronomy achievements by US high-school students through its National Young Astronomer Award. This year's top winner is John Davis, a senior at Penfield High School in Penfield, New York. A member of the Rochester Astronomy Club, Davis is cited for his accomplishments in telescope making…
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Wally Pacholka captured this view of Mars later named one of TIME magazine's Pictures of the Year.
On August 6th, the seven astronauts killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy were honored with minor planets.
A high-school junior studying asteroids has won the country's most prestegious science fair award.
Five individuals will share the fifth annual Edgar Wilson Award for amateur comet discovery.
One of the largest star parties of Europe, the International Telescope Meeting Vogelsberg (Internationales Teleskoptreffen Vogelsberg, or ITV) drew a huge crowd May 28 June 1 in central Germany. Held at a grassy field near the village of Stumpertenrod about 70 kilometers northeast of Frankfurt, the ITV is organized by astronomy dealer Martin Birkmaier…
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific will auction a trip to Hawaii to join Geoff Marcy in hunting extrasolar planets.
Amateur astronomers from around the world have earned funds to continue their asteroid monitoring programs.
With an estimated attendance of more than 12,000, the Hilo [Hawaii] Astronomy Club showed that Astronomy Day activities can draw large crowds.
Five amateur astronomers specializing in the observation and early detection of Earth-crossing asteroids and comets were each awarded Shoemaker Near-Earth Object Grants from the Planetary Society.
Seven observers have won the 2002 Edgar Wilson Award for comet discoveries by amateur astronomers.
A pair of amateur astronomers have visually spotted a new comet cruising through Aquila.