SKYWATCH: ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A COMPUTER?, FEBRUARY DIGITAL EDITION AVAILABLE, AND MORE

News

Is exoplanet evidence lurking in this light curve?
Planet
Hunters / Zooniverse

Are You
Smarter Than a Computer?

December 22, 2010 | If you think you can spot evidence
for an extrasolar planet in
this light curve, then a new
“citizen-science” effort wants your help. > read more

Bright
Prospects for Comet Elenin?

December 24, 2010 | A newfound
visitor from the solar system’s icy fringe could brighten a millionfold by
mid-September 2011 and become a pretty sight in the predawn sky. > read more

February
Digital Edition Available

December 23, 2010 | The digital edition
of the February 2011 S&T is now available. > read more

Printing
Error in February’s Star Chart

December 23, 2010 | A subtle
layering error in Adobe Illustrator caused the three brightest stars in a chart to be overprinted. > read more

Observing

S&T: Lauren Darby

Tour
December’s Sky by Eye and Ear!

November 30, 2010 | One of
the grand tales of celestial mythology is playing out overhead during December
evenings. Host: S&T’s Kelly Beatty. (6.5MB MP3 download: running time: 7m
00s) > read more

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

Night-owl view at 3 a.m.!

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

December 24, 2010
| Orion is up after dusk, Sirius makes a fine Christmas Star after dinnertime,
and the waning Moon passes
planets in the early morning. > read more
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