Sky & Telescope February 2009

FEATURED ARTICLES

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Going Over the Dark Side
If dark energy is Einstein's cosmological constant, the universe will expand forever at an accelerating rate. If it's not, all bets are off.
By Richard Panek

Living with Light Pollution
Don't let city lights squelch your love of stargazing.
By Tony Flanders

S&T Test Report: Orion's StarShoot Pro
This single-shot color CCD camera sets a new benchmark for value in the world of deep-sky imaging.
By Johnny Horne

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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Is Dark Energy Bad for Astronomy?
Let us know what you think about the mystery of dark energy. Also, S&T editor in chief Robert Naeye talks to author Richard Panek about the cutting-edge research he describes in his article.
By Robert Naeye

Discussing Urban Observing
S&T's senior editor Alan MacRobert and associate editor Tony Flanders talk about theory and practice of urban observing, skyglow, and well-designed lights.
By Alan McRobert & Tony Flanders

Rate Your Skyglow
Find out how to measure the skyglow at your observing site.
By Tony Flanders

Catch Ceres at Its Closest
The largest asteroid (and nearest dwarf planet) won't be this close to Earth for another 2,000 years. Here's how to glimpse it.
By Alan MacRobert

The 50 Best Sights in Astronomy
Contributing editor Fred Schaaf offers celestial highlights from his latest book.
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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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Celestial Calendar
An Eclipse of Epsilon Aurigae
By Alan MacRobert

Suburban Star-Hop
Cruising the Orion Beltway
By Ken Hewitt-White

Telescope Workshop
Keeping a Dob Running Smoothly
By Gary Seronik

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