Author Archives: Edwin L. Aguirre

Young Astronomers Honored

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…

Aurora and Leviathan Highlight German Star Party

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…