ESO/M. Kornmesser

Three Habitable Planets? Maybe

June 27, 2013                                                                | Two new studies highlight the growing importance of red dwarfs in the competitive search for alien worlds — and the challenges of characterizing them. > read more

Exoplanets: The Next Frontier

June 20, 2013                                                                  | Sara Seager sits down with S&T’s Editor in Chief Robert Naeye to talk about the future of exoplanet studies and the exotic worlds we might find. > read more

PayPal Stakes Its Claim in Space Tourism

June 28, 2013                                                                | A few years from now, when you’re floating in a space hotel many miles from Earth, you might want to order some coffee. And PayPal wants to make sure you don’t have to pay in cash. > read more

Chelyabinsk Mega-meteor: Status Report

June 25, 2013                                                                | The cosmic intruder that exploded in the sky on February 15th dropped thousands of fragments onto the snow-covered plains of south-central Russia. Here’s an update on what’s been found. > read more

COROT Mission Ends

June 25, 2013                                                                | After several months of trying to reboot, mission planners for the exoplanet hunter COROT have declared the satellite’s failure official. > read more


Dogwood Ridge Observatory

Venus Buzzes the Beehive

June 28, 2013                                                                | Can you take on this twilight challenge? > read more

Tour July’s Sky by Eye and Ear!

May 26, 2013                                                                  | At dusk, you’ll find Venus low in the west, Saturn well up in the south, and a celestial scorpion rising up in the east. Near the Scorpion’s stinger is a small star cluster that’s observable by eye. > read more


Astronomy's 60 Greatest Mysteries

Sky & Telescope

Astronomy’s 60 Greatest Mysteries

June 24, 2013                                                                | The editors of Sky & Telescope announce a brand-new special publication that addresses the most pressing questions facing astronomy today. > read more

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

June 28, 2013                                                                  | One Dipper dips, the other Dipper floats. The Milky Way arches, and two planets have challenging conjunctions. > read more

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  1. Dylan

    Interesting information.

    I have been reading your blog for a while. The skywatch posts have very much interesting information in them on the constellations and amateur astronomers.

    Thanks for putting these up.

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