Sky & Telescope August 2009

FEATURED ARTICLES

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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

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Moving Pictures
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

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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
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