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
Mountain-size Asteroid 2004 BL86 Passes Earth on January 26-27
January 23, 2015 | With a small telescope and good sky charts, you can watch a sizable near-Earth asteroid glide among the stars on the night of January 26–27.
Peter Tyson Joins F+W’s Sky & Telescope as Editor in Chief
October 9, 2014 | Peter Tyson, formerly Editor in Chief of "NOVA Online", has been appointed Editor in Chief of Sky & Telescope, with responsibility for the brand’s print, digital, and video products.
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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