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
North America To Have Best View of Saturday Morning’s Possible Meteor Shower
May 20, 2014 | Skywatchers across the United States and Canada are hoping for clear skies before dawn on Saturday, May 24th, when a brand-new meteor shower — called the Camelopardalids — could potentially deliver hundreds of "shooting stars" per hour.
F+W Media Acquires Sky & Telescope
Jan. 23, 2014 | For only the second time in its 73-year history, ownership of Sky & Telescope has changed hands. On January 17th, F+W Media, Inc. acquired New Track Media, LLC, the parent company of Sky & Telescope magazine.
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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