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On New Year's Eve, a full Moon will rise for the second time this month (the first time was on December 2nd). Many people call the second full Moon in a calendar month a "Blue Moon" — but it didn't start out that way.
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High above the clouds (and most of the Earth's atmosphere), from 19,000 feet (5,900 meters), the southern sky reveals its true majestic glory. Watch as the heavens rotate above the Chajnantor plateau high in the Chilean Atacama Desert.
Ride along on the Apollo space missions to the Moon with Imaginova's Starry Night Apollo.
See more celestial targets by attaching your Celestron SkyScout to tripod-mounted binoculars with the FAR-Sight SkyScout Mount from Farpoint Astronomical Research.
The affordably priced StarShoot AutoGuider from Orion Telescopes & Binoculars enables you to track your target precisely during long-exposure astrophotography.
Now you can make your Mini Maglite flashlight astronomy friendly with Nite Ize LED Upgrade kit.
Earlier this week, key members of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) team were on hand to answer your questions about NASA's next space-based observatory. Read the conversation now.
In a daring dash over the south pole of Enceladus, the Cassini orbiter found organic molecules gushing from icy fractures on the Saturnian moon's surface and hints that a reservoir of liquid water might exist deeper down.
Don't miss the evolving sunspots now crossing the solar disk.
Astronomy Technologies now offers the Astro-Tech Voyager altazimuth mount.
If you have a solar filter or another way to safely view the Sun, be sure to check out the latest group of sunspots marching across its disk.
Enjoy your own personalized planetarium show under a starry sky with this clever bit of electronic wizardry from Meade. Download the test report in our online store, ShopatSky.com. Inside the May issue of Sky & Telescope. On newsstands April 1st!
Who would have guessed that a decade after Cassini headed to Saturn, mission scientists would be flying it through an ice volcano's plume?
The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona achieved a milestone when both of the telescope's 8.4-meter mirrors pointed toward the spiral galaxy NGC 2770. Last week the LBT folks released the images.
This low-cost CCD camera lets you take stunning deep-sky images with remarkable ease. Inside the April issue of Sky & Telescope. On newsstands March 4th!
For surprisingly little money, you can get a well-functioning computerized drive on a stainless steel mount Inside the February issue of Sky & Telescope. On newsstands January 1st!
When most people think of Hawaii, they ponder volcanoes, luaus, hula dancers, and pineapples. But Hawaii also sports one of Earth's best vacation spots for amateur astronomers. The Galaxy Garden is just the beginning when it comes to astronomical attractions on Hawaii's Big Island. On the eastern side of the island, you'll find the 'Imiloa…
Greet your trick-or-treaters with two Halloween treats: a bit of candy and a view of Comet Holmes.
FAR Laboratories introduces the Look Here Device to aid first-timers with finding a telescope’s eyepiece in the dark.
GSW AstroProducts takes a new approach to the star wheel with Planisphere 2.
Astronomy-Shoppe manufactures many helpful gadgets to enhance your observing experience. Among them is the new Bino-Brac, a simple L bracket tappedto accept any popular unit-power finder.
Here's some great news for those of you on the West Coast. The Riverside Telescope Makers Conference, Inc. the same folks who bring us the world-famous RTMC Astronomy Expo every Memorial Day weekend in Big Bear, California has announced a new astronomical event.
NASA's Cassini orbiter continues mapping Saturn's largest moon and finding prime lakefront real estate.