Inside the April 2014 Issue

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FEATURED ARTICLES

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Fox Broadcasting

ISON's Day in the Sun
Maybe it wasn't the public's Comet of the Century, but for author Karl Battams, it was his Comet of the Century.
By Karl Battams

Photo Contest Winners
By Staff of Sky & Telescope

Mystery in the Milky Way
Two gigantic bubbles ejected from our galaxy's center launched astronomers on a decade-long journey.
By Camille M. Carlisle

The Return of Cosmos
Will this high-profile, big-budget television series about the universe be a worthy successor to its groundbreaking predecessor?
By J. Kelly Beatty

Stargazing Simplified
A small scope at medium-low power has boundless potential.
By James Mullaney

April’s Total Eclipse of the Moon
Get ready: The Moon will go through Earth’s shadow late on the night of April 14–15.
By Alan MacRobert

A 70-inch Amateur Telescope
This monster Dob is likely the largest transportable amateur scope in the world.
By Chuck Hards

John Lowry Dobson, 1915–2014
By Dennis di Cicco

Red Luminance Layering
Boost the nebulosity in your astrophotos with this novel technique.
By Edward Henry

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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NASA GSFC

Comet ISON Photo Contest Winners
See the prizewinners' breathtaking photos.
By The Staff of Sky & Telescope

Mysterious Bubbles in the Milky Way
Watch a visualization of the Fermi bubbles and the beast thought to be their source.
By Camille M. Carlisle

Mini-Robots Go Observing
Watch videos of stargazing bots in action.
By Monica Young

Lunar Librations
Librations and other lunar data for April 2014.
By Sean Walker

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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S&T: Dennis di Cicco

April's Closest Approaches
Mars, Vesta, and Ceres all come closest to Earth this month.
By Fred Schaaf

History of the Moon
How do we know when things happened?
By Charles A. Wood

Skyris Planetary Cameras from Celestron
Two industry leaders team up to create the next generation of video cameras for the Sun, Moon, and planets.
By Dennis di Cicco & Sean Walker

Table of Contents
See what else April's issue has to offer.