Author Archives: The Editors of Sky & Telescope

Diana Hannikainen

Diana Hannikainen

Observing Editor Diana Hannikainen is thrilled to join the staff of Sky & Telescope, where she is reconnecting with the night sky that so mesmerized her in her youth. Diana grew up in a multinational diplomatic family, and bounced from one country to another. Consequently much of her childhood is a blur. But she vividly remembers…

Cyprus Astronomy Organisation

  NAME Cyprus Astronomy Organisation ADDRESS 34 Agiou Georgiou Street Tseri, Nicosia 2480 Cyprus CONTACT Christos Savva EMAIL URL NUMBER OF MEMBERS 4 OTHER INFORMATION The Cyprus Astronomy Organisation is a non-profit non-governmental organisation with the purpose to promote astronomy and its related sciences in the island of Cyprus. The CAO operates on three…

Titan Astronomy pro

NAME Titan Astronomy pro ADDRESS Ambadi'house Thiruvalla 689582 India CONTACT Aditya Venugopal PHONE 9495564626 EMAIL URL NUMBER OF MEMBERS 12 OTHER INFORMATION for betterment of astronomy

Low Sun, Long Shadows and Icy Atmospherics

What is the Winter Solstice?

The moment the Sun reaches its southernmost point in the sky marks the December solstice, the official beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere (where it is called the winter solstice) and a time of great celebration in many northern cultures.

Gifts for the Astronomer: Top Editors’ Picks

Searching for that perfect astronomy-themed gift for a friend or loved one? Look no further, we've got you covered, with globes, atlases, calendars, and much more! Top 5 Editors' Picks 1. Celestial Globe ($99.95) This 12-inch freestanding globe allows you to explore the stars with an “inside-out” perspective that closely matches what you see in…