Author Archives: Monica Young

Monica Young

About Monica Young

Monica Young, a professional astronomer by training, is web editor of Sky & Telescope, where she creates, manages, and maintains website content, and contributes to the magazine.

The Star Barn

NAME The Star Barn ADDRESS P.O. Box 161 Cave Creek, Arizona 85327-0161 USA CONTACT Ronald Walker PHONE 480-488-3952 EMAIL URL NUMBER OF MEMBERS OTHER INFORMATION Private planetarium dedicated to education and introducing individuals, families, school groups, scout groups to the wonders of the night sky. Visit us at "The Star Barn Planetarium"...

High-Definition Space Telescope (HDST)

Kavli Foundation Q&A: Searching for Alien Life with a “Super-Hubble” Space Telescope

Watch a Q&A with two astronomers on the promise of Hubble's successor telescope, courtesy of The Kavli Foundation. Scientists have unveiled a bold proposal for a giant new space-based telescope that would be far more powerful than today's observatories. Called the High Definition Space Telescope (HDST), the instrument is essentially a supersized Hubble Space...

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Student Union Astronomy Club

NAME The Chinese University of Hong Kong Student Union Astronomy Club ADDRESS Rm 310, Benjamin Franklin Centre The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin Hong Kong CONTACT Ivy Ku PHONE 085267485840 EMAIL URL NUMBER OF MEMBERS ~ 600 OTHER INFORMATION Established in 1974, we aim at promoting astronomy to general public....

Artist's impression of a quasar, one of the two primary contributors of UV light to the local universe.

Revealing Hidden Black Holes

The NuSTAR telescope has spied high-energy X-rays from five supermassive black holes shrouded in a thick veil of dust and gas, a test run that will lead to a better census of these hidden beasts.