SKYWATCH: FARTHEST GALAXY, AMATEUR AWARDS, AND MORE

NASA / ESA / G. Illingworth / R. Bouwens

 

A Galaxy when Galaxies Were Young

January 27, 2011 | News media worldwide are reporting today on the new “farthest galaxy ever found,” but the discovery is not quite as definite as it’s being made out. > read more 

A Sign of the Times

January 20, 2011 | What’s with the sudden realization that the zodiac has 13 constellations and that Sun signs have shifted due to precession? S&T devotees — and astrologers — have known this all along. > read more 

March Digital Edition Available

January 17, 2011 | The digital edition of the March 2011 S&T is now available. > read more 

Observing

 

MIThenge
Joseph Kaye

 

Sun Worship in Cambridge

January 27, 2011 | On a few days each year, sunlight shines all the way down an 825-foot-long corridor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a phenomenon that has been dubbed MIThenge. > read more 

Saturn’s New Bright Storm

December 27, 2010 | A massive new storm in the ringed planet’s northern hemisphere is bright enough to see in small telescopes. > read more 

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

 

Dawn view

 

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

January 28, 2011 | With February arriving, not only is Orion high but the Big Dipper is on the way up, Cassiopeia is on the way down, Leo is already making its appearance, and the Northern Cross plants itself upright. > read more 

Community

 

Cambliss Award winner R. Jay GaBany
R. Jay GaBany

 

R. Jay GaBany Wins Chambliss Award

January 25, 2011 | California astrophotographer R. Jay GaBany wins the 2011 award for cutting-edge amateur research. > read more 

“Hidden Treasures” Winners Announced

January 24, 2011 | It was challenging to pick the best of the best from among nearly 100 entries. But there’s no argument that the melding of raw European Southern Observatory images with amateur astrophotographers’ creativity has produced stunning results. > read more

News

 

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