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S&T’s 70th Anniversary Video Is Here!

November 16, 2011                                                                | Watch a behind-the-scenes video of how S&T came to be and what it’s like working at the magazine today. > read more

If An Impact Looms, Then What?

November 18, 2011                                                                | A group of scientists, policy-makers, and science journalists recently tackled the tough who-where-how-and-why questions that will have to be answered if astronomers discover an asteroid or comet on a collision course with Earth. > read more

Europa’s Subsurface Lakes

November 17, 2011                                                                | Extensive lens-shaped lakes beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa may explain strange features spread across the satellite’s ice shell. > read more

A “Whodunit” of Cosmic Proportions

November 14, 2011                                                                | Most everyone credits Edwin Hubble with discovering that the universe is expanding. But historians believe the honor should really be shared with a lesser-known Belgian priest named Georges Lemaître. So what’s the real story? > read more


Jupiter through a 12½-inch telescope

Sean Walker

Jupiter: Big, Bright, and Beautiful

September 23, 2011                                                                | The “King of Planets,” which will dominate the evening sky from late 2011 through early 2012, is a captivating sight no matter how you look at it. > read more

Ceres and Vesta in 2011

September 8, 2011                                                                | The two brightest asteroids are in fine view for binoculars or a telescope. Here are instructions and charts to find them. > read more

Tour November’s Sky by Eye and Ear!

October 28, 2011                                                                  | With the return to Standard Time for North America and Europe, northern stargazers can catch some of the evening’s offerings before dinnertime. Venus and Jupiter are planetary bookends at sunset, with Venus lurking low in the western twilight just as the King of Planets rises in the east. > read more

Uranus and Neptune in 2011

May 31, 2011                                                                  | Uranus and Neptune are easy to find with the aid of the charts in this article. > read more

Trusty Comet Garradd

September 1, 2011                                                                  | Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd is shining at 7th or maybe even 6th magnitude as it traverses southeastern Hercules. > read more

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

Dawn view

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

November 18, 2011                                                                  | Venus shines low in the twilight, Jupiter blazes high all evening, the Mars-Regulus pair is up after midnight, and the Saturn-Spica pair is up at dawn. > read more


NASA / JPL-Caltech / UMD, processed by Sean Walker

NASA Probe Offers Do-It-Yourself Imagery

November 16, 2011                                                                | Try your hand at processing raw images of deep-sky object taken by NASA’s EPOXI spacecraft. > read more

William T. Clark 1928-2011

November 14, 2011                                                                | The founder of one of the world’s best-known manufacturers of observatory domes passed away earlier this month. > read more

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