Author Archives: The Editors of Sky & Telescope

Stella Universe

  NAME Stella Universe ADDRESS New Delhi Dehli India CONTACT Saurabh PHONE 9650254141 EMAIL URL NUMBER OF MEMBERS OTHER INFORMATION A club/ organization for all the astronomy and astrophysics enthusiasts who wants to learn and share their knowledge in astrophysics, astronomy, cosmology etc.

Milwaukee Astronomical Society

NAME Milwaukee Astronomical Society ADDRESS N6968 Deloris Ln #15 Lake Mills, WI 53551 USA CONTACT Gene Hanson PHONE 2622699576 EMAIL URL NUMBER OF MEMBERS 175 OTHER INFORMATION Astronomy club since 1932 serving Milwaukee and the surrounding communities. Our observatory is at 18850 W Observatory Road, New Berlin, WI.

Diana Hannikainen

Diana Hannikainen

Observing Editor Diana Hannikainen is thrilled to join the staff of Sky & Telescope, where she is reconnecting with the night sky that so mesmerized her in her youth. Diana grew up in a multinational diplomatic family, and bounced from one country to another. Consequently much of her childhood is a blur. But she vividly remembers…

Cyprus Astronomy Organisation

  NAME Cyprus Astronomy Organisation ADDRESS 34 Agiou Georgiou Street Tseri, Nicosia 2480 Cyprus CONTACT Christos Savva EMAIL URL NUMBER OF MEMBERS 4 OTHER INFORMATION The Cyprus Astronomy Organisation is a non-profit non-governmental organisation with the purpose to promote astronomy and its related sciences in the island of Cyprus. The CAO operates on three…

Titan Astronomy pro

NAME Titan Astronomy pro ADDRESS Ambadi'house Thiruvalla 689582 India CONTACT Aditya Venugopal PHONE 9495564626 EMAIL URL NUMBER OF MEMBERS 12 OTHER INFORMATION for betterment of astronomy

Low Sun, Long Shadows and Icy Atmospherics

What is the Winter Solstice?

The moment the Sun reaches its southernmost point in the sky marks the December solstice, the official beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere (where it is called the winter solstice) and a time of great celebration in many northern cultures.