Sky & Telescope's July issue reveals the mysteries of Fast Radio Bursts, previews Juno's mission to Jupiter, explores the depths of Aquila's nebulae, and much more.
Have you ever seen the aurora borealis? Want to join us? Read on for more information on our next trip to Iceland to see the Northern Lights!
A handy S&T field kit and access to iTelescope.Net are just two great benefits of membership.
Looking for an observing challenge? An expert observer offers advice for exploring the Minkowski catalog of planetary nebulae.
To aid your observing endeavor, Contributing Editor Steve Gottlieb has provided an expanded table of galaxies, with their position angles, visual magnitudes, size, and positions.
Here is Jim Mullaney's much longer sample of objects from this delightful 1927 amateur-astronomy guide, in order of right ascension, followed by more illustrations of the book.
Watch a million stars age in these prize-winning simulations of globular clusters. The simulations track the stars' movements and evolution over 12 billion years.
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, I…
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 showed…
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 before.…
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 Spot…
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.
Drool over the hottest new astronomy gear, wonder at the universe's first black holes, and observe the bubble around the popular Pleiades star cluster.
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 ground:…