SKYWATCH: COMET LANDING SITE PICKED, COUNTING ALL THE SKY’S STARS, AND MORE

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Where Will Philae Land on Comet 67P?
On November 11th, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will dispatch the heavily instrumented Philae lander to an area called “Site J” on one end of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Small Galaxy Boasts Big Black Hole


Astronomers have detected a supermassive black hole in the center of a tiny galaxy – where it has no right to be.

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

9,096 Stars in the Sky – Is That All?


Ten thousand stars bedazzle the eye on a dark night. Wait, how many?

Tour September’s Sky: Farewell to Saturn


The astronomical calendar says autumn arrives on September 22nd. It’s a season of transition, with plenty of celestial comings and goings in the evening sky.

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, September 19-27


Sky & Telescope’s weekly celestial-events calendar, with sky views, offers selected astronomy sights for your unaided eyes, binoculars, or a telescope.

COMMUNITY

Calling All U.S. Amateur Astronomers


NASA’s Night Sky Network is conducting a new survey in order to better help the amateur astronomy community in the United States.

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