Sky & Telescope December 2009

FEATURED ARTICLES

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Amateur Exoplanets
Amateur data was essential to the discovery of two new extrasolar planets.
By Robert Naeye

A New Infrared Sky
NASA is about to launch its WISE mission to survey the sky at wavelengths poorly covered to now.
By Peter Eisenhardt and Ned Wright

Not Much Eyesight, Plenty of Vision
A legally blind planetarium director proves that planetariums can thrive in the modern age.
By Mark Littman

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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Voices from Educational Planetariums
Directors of small planetariums discuss some of the major issues facing their institutions.
By Mark Littman

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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Targeting the Red Planet
How to image Mars as its opposition season begins.
By Damian Peach

A Trio of Astro-Tech Astrographs
Three new scopes from Astronomy Technologies are ideal for today's digital astrophotgraphers
By Dennis di Cicco

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