Sky & Telescope June 2008

FEATURED ARTICLES

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A Marvelous Midsummer Night
This year, northerns' shortest nights are packed with planetary action.
By Fred Schaaf

NASA's New Gamma-Ray Trailblazer
A soon-to-be-launched satellite promises to provide our best look at the most powerful beacons in the universe.
By Robert Naeye

How to Hunt for Supernova Fossils in the Milky Way
They're out there, moving silently in the night: echoes of ancient supernovae. More are awaiting discovery — possibly by you!
By Douglas L. Welch

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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Join the Hunt for Supernova Light Echoes
Amateur astronomers can help professionals observe light from supernova explosions that rocked our Milky Way Galaxy hundreds of years ago. The key is to use CCD imaging to search for light echoes: reflections of supernova flashes off interstellar dust.
By Richard Tresch Fienberg

Watch the Sky From Chile
High above the clouds (and most of the Earth's atmosphere), the southern sky reveals its true majestic glory. Watch as the heavens rotate above the Chajnantor plateau high in the Chilean Atacama Desert.
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Chat with GLAST Scientists
Watch this space. We'll soon be announcing the date and time for an exciting opportunity for S&T readers to engage key members of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope team in a live question and answer session.
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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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Exploring the Moon
The Crater Main Sequence
By Charles A. Wood

Rambling Through the Skies
Weathering the Stars
By E. C. Krupp

Double-Barreled Observing
Shockproof, waterproof, and ready for action, the William Optics 7x50 Astro Binoculars and Orion Resolun 10x50 WP Astronomical Binoculars are designed for stargazing
By Gary Seronik

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