Despite every effort to make every issue error free, mistakes occasionally make their way into print. Here's a list of known ones for 2018.
Discover what the January 2018 issue of Sky & Telescope has to offer.
Balloon astronomy is really taking off, writes Laura Fissel (NRAO) in the February 2018 issue of Sky & Telescope. She should know — as a member of the adventure-prone Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST) team, she has been involved in multiple balloon telescope launches, part of her effort to study magnetic fields and star…
This November, point your binoculars towards the Silver Coin Galaxy — NGC 253, also known as the Sculptor Galaxy, is one of the brightest galaxies to spot.
These three important, prototypical variable stars will hold your attention for nights on end: Delta Cephei, Mira, and Algol.
Searching for that perfect astronomy-themed gift for a friend or loved one? Look no further, we've got you covered, with globes, atlases, calendars, and much more! Top 5 Editors' Picks 1. Celestial Globe ($99.95) This 12-inch freestanding globe allows you to explore the stars with an “inside-out” perspective that closely matches what you see in…
Using binoculars, find these four clusters that will fit comfortably in the same field of view — observe part of the structure of the galaxy made visible.
The joys of observing variable stars are predictably wonderful. Learn about these inconstant stars which are consistently delightful.
How We See Space: Juno at Jupiter, Machine Learning in Astronomy, Sketching the Stars, and Understanding Surface Brightness — S&T's December 2017 issue
An extraordinary encounter with the stars: the most peacefully (yet still stirringly) wondrous is the sight of a clear, dark sky filled with stars.
Some lunar impacts have characteristics that make them neither "simple" nor "complex." Think of them as the “young adults” of the Moon’s crater population.
R Aquarii may look like a normal pulsing red giant — but it has a lot more going on around it. Its next episode of weirdness may begin soon...
Learn how to get the most out of your astro-imaging equipment with this informative live webinar hosted by S&T contributing editor Richard S. Wright, Jr.
Learn how to sketch the Orion Nebula at the telescope from Sky & Telescope Contributing Editor Howard Banich's experience.
Can you spot September's Binocular Highlight from Mathew Wedel — spiral galaxy NGC 7331? Grab your binoculars and find a nice dark sky spot.
If you loved seeing August's solar eclipse and are eager to see another one, don't miss this live webinar on upcoming total and annular solar eclipses.
Curious about machine learning? Learn about the inner workings of machine-learning algorithms without writing a line of code.
The November 2017 issue of Sky & Telescope explores our celestial neighbors both near and far. Learn about upcoming missions to Mars, and more!
Messier 17 (M17) has at least five proper names — Omega Nebula, Horseshoe Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, Swan Nebula, and the Lobster Nebula. Why so many?
Join renowned MIT researcher Sara Seager for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how we're readying the technology to find and study planets like Earth
Point your telescope towards these doubles — true gems of the late-summer sky. You don’t even need dark skies or a big telescope to admire them!
David Grinspoon shares his thoughts on being immortalized far out in the asteroid belt and his namesake, asteroid 22410 Grinspoon.
Contributing Editor Ted Forte offers a look at Hickson Compact Groups in the November 2017 issue of Sky & Telescope. In 1982, Canadian astronomer Paul Hickson published a list of 100 compact galaxy groups based on his examination of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS) red plates. A compact group, as defined by Hickson, is…
Sky & Telescope Contributing Editor Ken Hewitt gives us a guided tour through Abell 194, a visually rich galaxy cluster in Cetus.
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