A leading researcher answers the most pressing questions about our galaxy's enormous population of planets.
By Sara Seager
The Women Who Created Modern Astronomy
Three Harvard "computers" established our current understanding of the stars.
By John Dvorak
The New Social Face of Astronomy
Join the revolution that's forging new connections between amateur astronomers.
By David Dickinson
This two-day gathering is one of the world's premier annual astronomical events.
By Sean Walker & Dennis di Cicco
The Sky Within Your Eyes
Here are some tips for seeing the universe more clearly by working with your eyes' imperfections.
By Salvador Bará
Imaging the Disk of Beta Pictoris
A motivated amateur captures the beginnings of a nearby planetary system.
By Rolf Wahl Olsen
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE
Exoplanets: The Next Frontier
Sara Seager, an "astronomical Indiana Jones," talks with editor in chief Robert Naeye about the future of the hunt for alien worlds.
By Robert Naeye & Mark Zastrow
Digitizing Harvard's Century of Sky
Harvard's collection of sky plates, once used by women "computers" to classify the stars, is now finding a new life in the digital world.
By Monica Young
NEAF 2013 Product Videos
Watch video coverage of equipment at this year's NEAF gathering.
By Dennis di Cicco
Unsticking Your Scope
A surprising ingredient — ChapStick — can help de-jerk your telescope's movements.
By Alan MacRobert
Librations and other lunar data for August 2013
By Sean Walker
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Dark Nights for the Perseids
Plan to be out meteor watching on the nights of August 11-12 and 12-13.
By Alan MacRobert
Low Planets at Dusk and Dawn
Saturn is disappearing into the sunset, but Jupiter rises higher each morning.
By Fred Schaaf
Bird of the Mighty Wing
The celestial eagle harbors a wide variety of deep-sky objects.
By Sue French
Table of Contents
See what else August's issue has to offer.