Inside the March 2014 Issue



How You Can Find An Exoplanet
Using the Planet Hunters website, citizen scientists are adding to Kepler's treasure trove of new worlds. You only need a computer, an internet connection, and enthusiasm.
By Meg Schwamb

How to Build a Giant Telescope
Construction of the world's largest ground-based optical telescope takes astronomical engineering to the next level.
By Robert Zimmerman

Asteroid to Occult Regulus Over New York
Millions of viewers can see one of the brightest stars in the sky black out when an asteroid crosses in front of it.
By Steve Preston

New Jersey Quasar Quest
Observing these exotic objects is easier than most people think.
By Bob Cava

New Mercury Map

The Origin of Stacking
Modern astroimagers owe a debt to the pioneers at the Lowell Observatory.
By Klaus Brasch



Become a Citizen Scientist
Learn more about the Mars and Space Warps citizen science projects.
By Meg Schwamb

The Megatelescopes are Coming
See the progress on three mammoth telescopes currently in development.
By Monica Young

Plane-Wave Products In-Depth
Senior editor Dennis di Cicco interviews vendors at the October 2013 Advanced Imaging conference.
By Dennis di Cicco

Lunar Librations
Librations and other lunar data for March 2014.
By Sean Walker



The Red Planet Approaches
Mars doubles in brightness during the month of March.
By Fred Schaaf

Changes on Mars
The nearby Red Planet displays remarkable changes every apparition.
By Sean Walker

iOptron's New ZEQ25GT Mount
There's more to this equatorial Go To mount than just a radical new design.
By Dennis di Cicco

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