Sky & Telescope January 2008

FEATURED ARTICLES

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Get Ready for Eclipse 2008
Want to see the only total solar eclipse in 2008? Your best bet for a view on solid ground involves a journey to meet the Moon's shadow as it crosses Siberia and northern China.
By Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson

Hot New Products for 2008
Peruse our 10th annual selection of the most intriguing new products and terrific innovations entering the astronomical marketplace.
By the Editors of Sky & Telescope

Alien Earths from A to Z
Planets of diamond, planets of burning-hot ice, iron-giant worlds where you'd weigh a ton — astronomers may soon be finding these and more.
By Sara Seager

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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Take an Astronomical Vacation — Hawaiian Style
Hawaii's new galaxy garden is only one of the many astronomical sights on the Aloha State's Big Island.
By David Tytell

Discovering Exoplanets
To learn more about exotic extrasolar planets, and to better understand the diversity of worlds outside our solar sytem, visit Jean Schneider's Extrasolar Planet Encyclopedia.
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The 2008 Eclipse and the Saros Cycle
The August 1, 2008, total eclipse is similar to a couple of significant past eclipses. Here's why.
By Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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Mastering Your Finderscope
Can't find what your're looking for in your telescope? Here's the remedy!
By Tony Flanders

Celestial Calendar
Lunar Occultation Highlights for 2008
By David W. Dunham

Star Trails
Is a Small Telescope Better?
By David Levy

Table of Contents
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