When a special skywatching event occurs or a particularly news-making article appears in Sky & Telescope, we post a press release here. Most releases are also sent out via e-mail by the American Astronomical Society's press officer, Richard Tresch Fienberg; freelance science journalists and accredited members of the media may contact Rick to sign up for this service.
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Current Press Releases
Venus and Jupiter Create Breathtaking “Double Star” on June 30th
June 28, 2015 | After gradually draw closer for weeks, Venus and Jupiter culminate their celestial dance with a dramatically close pairing — just 1⁄3° apart — in the western sky after sunset on Tuesday, June 30th.
Archived Press Releases
Here, in reverse chronological order, are links to past press releases from Sky & Telescope that remain available online.
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