In our February 2016 issue, Contributing Editor Steve Gottlieb provided some inspiration for observing galaxies in "the far north," or above +85° declination. On a single night at a remote site in the Sierra Nevada range (7,200 feet elevation), he observed 35 circumpolar galaxies, including a few below the +85° cut-off limit. Here, we're...
Astronomers dedicated significant time and resources to studying the planets as deep-space exploration ramped up in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | PURCHASE BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE Special Issue: 100 Years of General Relativity A century after Einstein published his theory of general relativity, this special issue looks back at how the theory revolutionized astronomy. We also look forward to see how astronomy can continue to break new...
Take advantage of early evenings and dark winter skies — turn your scope southward to view some of the most massive objects in the universe.
Read on for an entertaining (and true) story on the Soviets, the morals of society, and astronomy.
PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | PURCHASE BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE From the Sun to Pluto: A Closer Look at Our Solar System Our November issue takes us on a tour across the solar system. First stop: the Sun, where we see flares that pack as much energy as they do mystery....
As part of our December 2015 issue’s articles on general relativity and gravitational waves, we’ve compiled some videos to help you grasp both.
Read our October issue to learn how massive stars form, whether we'll ever see an Earth-like exoplanet, and when and where to spot the Draconid meteors.
The cover story of the October 2015 issue features the conundrum of massive star formation: how do these stars can form at all in the hostile environment they themselves create? Here, you'll find accompanying videos.
An observing guide for the Pegasus Galaxy Groups
Some additional finder aids for "Going Deep" in Delphinus.
What is a solar flare? Flares are spikes in emission from the Sun, energy unleashed (we’re fairly sure) when magnetic field lines suddenly reconnect. Read more about them and watch fascinating videos in this online extra to our November 2015 cover story.
PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | PURCHASE BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE Unraveling Astronomical Mysteries Under the Harvest Moon The red light of a harvest Moon sets the perfect mood for unraveling astronomical mysteries. (And of course, read all about where and when to see the eclipse in this issue.) S&T Science Editor...
Cozy up to the stars tonight with Sky & Telescope's new fleece jacket. The black fleece's inner and outer pockets will keep both hands and eyepieces warm.
Peek inside the August 2015 issue of Sky & Telescope for a special focus on the crisis facing U.S. astronomy, an investigation of the famous VJ Day kiss, and more.
For a sneak-peek at what New Horizons will see during its impending Pluto flyby, check out Sky & Telescope's July 2015 issue. Plus, see Pluto from your own backyard!
Watch in-depth conversations between Dennis di Cicco and astronomy vendors to find full details on hot new products and featured equipment.
iOptron’s chief engineer Kevin Zou takes Sky & Telescope on a tour of the company’s extensive line of telescope mounts and camera tracking platforms.
Sky Watcher product specialist Kevin LeGore gives an overview of the company’s latest offering of telescopes.
Learn the history of Software Bisque, from its introduction of TheSky planetarium software in the 1980s to its evolution of state-of-the-art robotic telescope mounts.
Thanks to NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, we're about to see Pluto up close for the first time. Here are candid snapshots of the scientists and engineers who'll make it possible.
So when astrologers talk about tides linking us to the planets, they're babbling pathetic woo.
The June 2015 issue of Sky & Telescope celebrates Hubble's legacy, explores the science of Jules Verne's fiction, and offers a Sun-photography project that anyone can do.
Observers can experience Herschel’s “Night of Discovery,” featured in the April 2015 issue of Sky & Telescope, for themselves. Like the Messier Marathon, the Herschel Sprint can be completed in one moonless night in the spring. Purists can recreate the sweep using an eyepiece that provides a magnification of about 150x, sweeping in a...
Fight to save dark skies, find a hidden agenda in craters on the Moon, learn how century-old plates are enabling new science, and more in the May 2015 issue of Sky & Telescope.