S&T’s 70th Anniversary Video Is Here!

Seventy years ago this month, two small magazines — The Sky and The Telescope — merged to become Sky & Telescope. Thanks to the solid foundation established by Editor Charles Federer and his wife Helen Spence Federer, S&T survived the trials and tribulations of the war years, and has remained in continuous publication ever since. Over the subsequent decades, S&T expanded in size and stature, becoming the most authoritative and respected popular astronomy magazine in the world.

This month, we are celebrating S&T’s 70 years. As part of this celebration, we have produced a 19-minute video, featuring current members of the editorial and art staffs, and several former editors, discussing the history of the magazine, how we produce the magazine, and S&T’s future in the digital age. Check it out!

To see more behind-the-scenes videos, visit our video library.

You can also watch an extended video of the recent celebration of S&T’s 70th anniversary at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Please note that it may take several minutes for the video to load on your computer.

2 thoughts on “S&T’s 70th Anniversary Video Is Here!

  1. Blaine

    Congratualtions on reaching 70 years. It is my favorite magazine about astronomy and has been for many years. The video was informative and it was good to meet the people behind the scenes.

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