Press Releases & Announcements

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

Sunday Night’s Prime Time Total Lunar Eclipse
September 22, 2015 | Everything is lining up beautifully for the last total lunar eclipse until 2018. Plan now for Sunday night, September 27–28.

Live HD Webcast of Sunday’s Total Lunar Eclipse
September 23, 2015 | A total lunar eclipse occurs in prime time for U.S. skywatchers on Sunday night, September 27th. Sky & Telescope is providing a professionally produced, HD webcast of the entire event.

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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