Catch a Fallen Star
For the first time, scientists spotted an asteroid before it hit Earth — and then, incredibly, found pieces of it on the ground.
By J. Kelly Beatty
What's Wrong with Our Sun?
The Sun has gone more than a year without sunspots. Astronomers are wondering what lies ahead.
By Robert Zimmerman
Saving the Cincinnati Observatory
Saved from the wrecking ball, one of America's oldest observatories is thriving.
By Dean Regas
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE
Here are some tips for using your DSLR to make time-lapse movies of the night sky.
By Lorenzo Comolli and Alessandro Gambaro
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Observing in Tanzania
An amateur astronomer shares his love of the sky while in sabbatical in Tanzania.
By Brian Peterson
World-wide Star Party
The first 100 Hours of Astronomy swept around the globe last April.
By Mike Simmons
Table of Contents
See what else August's issue has to offer.