Sky & Telescope August 2008

FEATURED ARTICLES

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The Quest for Dark Matter
Astrophysicists know where it is but not what it is. To find out, they're trying to catch the elusive stuff in the laboratory.
By Richard Panek

Solar Eclipse over Eurasia and a Partial Lunar Eclipse
More than a billion people will be in the shadow of the Moon on August 1st, and many more will see the Earth's shadow cast on the Moon later in the month.
By Alan MacRobert

Telescope Workshop
Milsom's Terrific Telescope
By Gary Seronik

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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Astronomers Re-Date Caesar's Arrival in Britain
In 55 BC, when Julius Caesar and his fleet approached the white cliffs of Dover on the British coast, he faced unexpectedly strong tides. Researchers from Texas State University have used tidal measurements and other astronomical clues to revise the exact date of the historic landing.
By Roger Sinnott

Gallery on Your Desktop
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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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Exploring the Moon
Unseen Seas
By Charles A. Wood

Rambling Through the Skies
Dinner Date
By E. C. Krupp

Celestial Calendar
Dodge the Moon for the Perseids
By Alan MacRobert

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