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Inside the March 2015 Issue

PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | DOWNLOAD BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE Beyond the Edge Spiral galaxies stun the viewer, yet they have even more visual power when serendipitously aligned to our line of sight. Ted Forte leads a tour of a variety of edge-on galaxies in March's cover story. Peering beyond the...

Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society

NAME Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society ADDRESS PO Box 765 Eau Claire, WI 54703 CONTACT Mike Brown PHONE 715-839-0995 EMAIL cvastro.org@gmail.com URL http://www.cvastro.org NUMBER OF MEMBERS 38 CLUB DESCRIPTION The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society (CVAS) is an amateur astronomy club in Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley. The society meets at Hobbs Observatory in the Beaver Creek Reserve...

City Lights Astronomical Society for Students

NAME City Lights Astronomical Society for Students ADDRESS 1409 Sequoia Dr. Plano, Texas 75023 PHONE 214-597-8023 CONTACT John W. Wagoner 972-422-1886 EMAIL john@classusa.org URL http://www.classusa.org NUMBER OF MEMBERS 12 OTHER INFORMATION CLASS does most of its work in the inner city. It serves the underserved areas of our community. All services are free of...

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Inside the February 2015 Issue

Challenge yourself to observe the solar system's minor moons, find out how the science of nothing is teaching us the fate of the universe, and discover how astronomy influenced the work of H. P. Lovecraft in the February 2015 issue of Sky & Telescope.

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Inside the January 2015 Issue

PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | DOWNLOAD BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE Big Scopes, Hot Products, & Observing Treats We live in the age of Big Astronomy, where it seems every new telescope is bigger, and supposedly better than the last. But January's cover story issues a cautionary tale. Contributing editor Robert Zimmerman...

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Inside the December 2014 Issue

PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | DOWNLOAD BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE Dark Oceans and Into Thin Air: Oh The Places Astronomers Go As seen within Earth's abyssal oceans, sunlight isn't a requirement for life. Turns out the solar system contains multiple potential locations where distinct alien lifeforms might flourish. Caleb Scharf, astronomer, astrobiologist, and author of our December...

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 28 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...

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...