Join Sky & Telescope Observing Editor JR Johnson-Roehr for our fourth annual trip to Iceland to see the northern lights.
Is red light the best for night? What are Trojan asteroids, and does Earth have such a companion? How can you spot the moons of Mars? The June issue answers these questions and many more.
This coming October 2-8, 2016, in concert with Spears Travel, S&T will run its 4th annual trip to Iceland to witness the famed northern lights. For details, see the full itinerary. If you’re already set to book it, do so here. When I joined Sky & Telescope's 3rd annual trip to Iceland last October,...
Learn the ancient stories behind the constellations and find out what the future holds for adaptive optics. Plus, see Mercury cross the Sun on May 9th!
Here's some further reading on the stages of star formation visible in the Trifid Nebula, subject of the May 2016 issue's Going Deep column.
PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | PURCHASE BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE Our Mysterious Moon, Galaxies Galore, and Maximal Mars A familiar face greets us at every full Moon, but the far side we never see reveals just how much we don't know. At the dawn of the Space Age, our celestial neighbor...
How many details can you see when you take a look at galaxies M81 and M82? On October 13, 2015, Contributing Editor Howard Banich experienced a spectacular morning of observing at Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon. With fantastic transparency and increasingly good seeing, he was able to view M82 as he'd never seen it...
To expand on the feature article on adaptive optics in our May 2016 issue, we're including here a full gallery of before-and-after images. The effect of the technology is immediately visible - and astounding.
PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | PURCHASE BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE Jupiter's Incredible Shrinking Spot As Jupiter approaches opposition on March 8, 2016, there's plenty to look for in the king of planets. Our monthly columns highlight moon events, bands, spots, and far more. Among all of Jupiter's splendors, the Big Red...
Ancient cosmic sound waves (aka baryon acoustic oscillations) shaped the universe we see today. These animations demonstrate how the universe's large-scale structure came to be.
Peer deep inside the center of the Milky Way with the February 2016 issue of Sky & Telescope. Plus, find new observing targets for cold winter nights in the celestial arctic.
Get a jump on planning for the total solar eclipse of 2017 that will span the United States with our January 2016 issue. Plan for weather, and maybe even get involved in some amateur science!
Read on to find out what's new in the Jumbo edition of our popular Pocket Sky Atlas.
Check here for a list of known errata in 2016 issues of Sky & Telescope. If you don't see the error you found, send us an e-mail and alert us.
On a single night at a remote site, Contributing Editor Steve Gottlieb observed 35 circumpolar galaxies. Here we're providing a complete list of those 35 galaxies,
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.