Author Archives: The Editors of Sky Telescope

Sky Watchers Association of Bardhaman

NAME Sky Watchers Association of Bardhaman ADDRESS  Bardhaman West Bengal  713101  India  CONTACT SWAB Admin.  PHONE EMAIL skybengalbwn@gmail.com URL http://skywatchbwn.weebly.com/ NUMBER OF MEMBERS OTHER INFORMATION Affiliated to the Confederation of Indian Amateur Astronomers (CIAA) and Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) Exceptional of exception, thinks beyond boundaries . It was just the thought of some school...

Peter Tyson

From 1998 to 2012, Peter was editor in chief of NOVA Online, the award-winning website of the PBS science documentary series, based at WGBH in Boston. At NOVA, he produced companion websites to numerous NOVA astronomy and astrophysics programs, including Hunting the Edge of Space, Finding Life Beyond Earth, Fabric of the Cosmos, and...

Desert Foothills Astronomy Club

NAME Desert Foothills Astronomy Club ADDRESS 48412 N. Black Canyon HWY, #299 New River Arizona  85087  USA CONTACT Dan Heim, President  PHONE 623-465-7307 EMAIL dan@heimhenge.com URL http://www.dfacaz.org NUMBER OF MEMBERS 25 OTHER INFORMATION Serving the North Valley area near Phoenix, educating about light pollution, and helping newcomers learn our hobby.

Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Astronomical Society

NAME Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Astronomical Society ADDRESS PO Box 1354 Fort Smith Northwest Territories  Canada X0E 0P0 CONTACT Mike Couvrette  PHONE 1-867-872-0243 EMAIL info@tawbas.ca URL http://tawbas.ca NUMBER OF MEMBERS 45 OTHER INFORMATION The Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Astronomical Society (TAWBAS) is a collection of local amateur astronomers who have a passion for astronomy and...

St George Astronomy Group

NAME St. George Astronomy Group ADDRESS 1812 W. Sunset St. George Utah  84770  USA CONTACT John Mosley PHONE 435-555-1212 EMAIL jmosley2@mac.com URL https://sites.google.com/site/StGeorgeAstronomyGroup NUMBER OF MEMBERS 4 OTHER INFORMATION   We're a small activist group dedicated to promoting public astronomy and dark skies in southwest Utah.    

S. N. Johnson-Roehr

S. N. “JR” Johnson-Roehr is Sky & Telescope’s Observing Editor. She comes to S&T via University of Virginia, where she taught courses on the history of architecture and science. JR began systematically sky watching the summer she turned twelve, when her family moved to a farm in north central Washington state. Her parents helped...

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Inside the November 2014 Issue

PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | DOWNLOAD BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE   Solar Eclipses and the Shrouds of Dead Stars Planetary nebulae are some of the most marvelous observing sights in the night sky. But what creates their strange, varied shapes? Contributing editor Robert Zimmerman explores the still-mysterious origins of these gaseous...

Warko Observatory

NAME Warkoczewski Public Observatory (WPO) ADDRESS 800 E. 52nd St. UMKC Campus Royall Hall Roof Kansas City Missouri  64110 USA CONTACT Joe Wright  PHONE 913-208-0924 EMAIL askc_warko@askc.org URL http://www.askc.org NUMBER OF MEMBERS OTHER INFORMATION The Warkoczewski "Warko" Observatory is located on the roof of Royall Hall at the University of Missouri – Kansas City campus and...

Cincinnati Observatory

NAME Cincinnati Observatory ADDRESS  3489 Observatory Place Cincinnati, OH  45208 CONTACT Dean Regas  PHONE 513-321-5186 EMAIL dean@cincinnatiobservatory.org URL http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/ NUMBER OF MEMBERS 500+ OTHER INFORMATION We are a fully functioning 19th century observatory used daily by the public, amateur astronomers, teachers, students, and history buffs. Open nearly every Thursday and Friday night of the...

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Inside the October 2014 Issue

PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | DOWNLOAD BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE Sizing Up Galactic Titans The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies dominate the small neighborhood of galaxies they live in, a cluster called the Local Group. But how do they stack up with each other? Astronomer Michael Rich takes us on a...

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Inside the September 2014 Issue

PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | DOWNLOAD BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE Martian Mysteries and Reliving History How did Mars lose its rich atmosphere and planet-wide magnetic field? Our cover story, written by S&T assistant editor Camille M. Carlisle, previews NASA's Maven mission, due to arrive at the Red Planet in late September...

Planetarium Projector Museum

NAME Planetarium Projector Museum ADDRESS P.O. Box 3400 Big Bear Lake California 92315 USA CONTACT Owen Phairis PHONE 909-806-5698 EMAIL URL www.PlanetariumMuseum.org NUMBER OF MEMBERS OTHER INFORMATION  The Planetarium Project Museum houses the largest collection of rare antique scientific planetarium projection instruments in the world including some one of a kind projectors. The projectors have...

Capella

ADDRESS Begijnenblok 21 Hoegaarden Brabant Belgium  3320 CONTACT Joost Verheyden EMAIL president@auburnastro.org URL http://www.vvscapella.be NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 25 OTHER INFORMATION  

NEST+m Radio and Space Observatory

NAME NEST+m Radio and Space Observatory ADDRESS 111 Columbia Street New York City, NY 10002 USA CONTACT Samuel Lum sxl9991@rit.edu PHONE 347-952-8114 EMAIL nestobservatory@gmail.com WEBSITE http://www.nestobservatory.weebly.com NUMBER OF MEMBERS 9 OTHER INFORMATION Dedicated to the outreach of astronomy through our fully student-led Observatory which we worked to build from the ground up. It sports...

Astronomy Club Albania

NAME Astronomy Club Albania ADDRESS Tirana, Albania PHONE 908-638-8500 EMAIL astroclubalbania@gmail.com URL https://www.facebook.com/AstronomyClubAlbania CLUB DESCRIPTION * KLUBI I PARE I ASTRONOMISE NE SHQIPERI! * Lajme, Kuriozitete, Foto, Video, etj! * Publikimet jane dygjuheshe: shqip dhe anglisht! _________________________________________ * FIRST ASTRONOMY CLUB IN ALBANIA * News, Curiosities, Pics, Videos, etc! * The publications are bilingual:...

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Inside the August 2014 Issue

PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | DOWNLOAD BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE Chasing Comets, Toddlers, and a Beautiful Conjunction Europe's Rosetta mission is currently in hot pursuit of Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko, set for an August rendezvous. Our cover story goes behind the scenes with the science team to see what the spacecraft can...