Author Archives: The Editors of Sky & Telescope

Inside the September 2017 Issue

PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | PURCHASE BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE Tools of the Trade: Cassini's Saturn, LIGO's Detections, and Keeping Observing Logs Tools both advanced and simple are crucial to astronomy. Cassini spent thirteen years imaging and collecting other data at Saturn — see some of the stunning photos. LIGO is so…

Crystal Coast Stargazers

NAME Crystal Coast Stargazers ADDRESS 03 Decoy Dr. Harkers Island NC, 28531 CONTACT David Heflin PHONE 8287730927 EMAIL d.heflin57@gmail.com URL https://www.facebook.com/CCgazers/ NUMBER OF MEMBERS 80 OTHER INFORMATION We are a small group of friendly people who enjoy the night sky. We have public outreach at Fort Macon State Park and Cape Lookout National Seashore.

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Meade Instruments Corp. at NEAF 2017

Sky & Telescope's Dennis di Cicco and Meade’s Scott Byrum look at many of the products Meade had on display at this year’s Northeast Astronomy Forum. With an eye toward the upcoming total solar eclipse, they take a detailed look at the Coronado line of affordable hydrogen-alpha solar scopes, and the company’s new EclipseView line of…

iOptron at NEAF 2017

Sky & Telescope’s Dennis di Cicco talks with iOptron’s Roger Rivers about some of the newest products in the company’s expanding line of mounts and telescopes. They give special emphasis to the new, highly versatile and extremely portable Sky Tracker Pro mount designed for cameras and small telescopes.   See additional videos from the 2017…

Finger Lakes Instrumentation at NEAF 2017

Gary McAnally of Finger Lakes Instrumentation shows Sky & Telescope’s Dennis di Cicco some of FLI’s newest imaging equipment, including the Kepler line of cooled, scientific-grade CMOS cameras, which feature high sensitivity, extremely low read noise, and high frame rates. See additional videos from the 2017 Northeast Astronomy Forum. Return to our Product Videos page.

Astronomy Equipment Videos

Welcome to Sky & Telescope’s product videos. Over the past few years, former S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco has interviewed many manufacturers and vendors of astronomy equipment in an effort to bring their products to life in a way that you will find useful. You can also find these videos on Sky & Telescope's…

Hanwell Observatory

NAME Hanwell Observatory ADDRESS 6 Blue Heron Drive Hanwell, New Brunswick E3E2I1 Canada CONTACT Chris Weadick PHONE 506-457-0774 EMAIL stars@ourhanwell.ca URL http://stars.ourhanwell.ca NUMBER OF MEMBERS 45 OTHER INFORMATION The Hanwell Observatory (the Hanwell Astronomy Club) is an organization dedicated to sharing the wonders of starry skies with the public. Members are local residents who belong…

2017 Eclipse Resources

With all the interest in August’s sky spectacular, it’s no surprise that you can find lots of great information about solar eclipses. Here are some favorite resources chosen by the editors of Sky & Telescope magazine: Books About Eclipses In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses by Anthony…

June 2017 Issue

Inside the June 2017 Issue

PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | PURCHASE BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE What is Tabby's Star? Who Discovered the Ring Nebula? Can Life Survive in TRAPPIST-1? Mysteries abound in astronomy, and not all the questions have answers — yet. Tabby's Star is emblematic of the search for truth. This seemingly ordinary star occasionally undergoes…