SKYWATCH: ROSETTA’S GRAND FINALE, MERCURY IN THE FALSE DAWN, AND MORE

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Rosetta’s Grand Finale

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ESA’s historic Rosetta mission to explore Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ended in dramatic fashion on September 30th.

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ALMA Pans for Galactic Gold in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field

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ALMA, currently the largest telescope array in the world, just took a look at the Hubble Space Telescope’s deepest-ever image, the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. Here’s what it found.

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FAST Radio Telescope Open for Business

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China recently unveiled FAST, the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, September 30 – October 8

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By Monday, the waxing crescent Moon is thicker and easier to see now in the west-southwest in twilight, though it’s still pretty low. Venus is now about 4° below it (two or three finger-widths at arm’s length).

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Mercury Punctuates The False Dawn

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Early risers get a triple treat this week and next: a ravishing dawn Moon, an excellent apparition of Mercury, and a hint of Halloween in the ghostly zodiacal light.

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Tour October’s Sky: Planets in Transition
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Download our monthly astronomy podcast to track down Saturn in the evening sky one last time. Mars is still hanging around, and Venus is climbing higher each evening.

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COMMUNITY

75 Years of Sky & Telescope: A Lifetime of Astronomy Coverage

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The November 2016 issue of Sky & Telescope, just off the press, celebrates the magazine’s 75 years of monthly publication since November 1941 – and recaps the 75 most exciting years for astronomy in human history.

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Experience the 2017 Eclipse with S&T in Wyoming!

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Wondering where to go to witness next year’s total solar eclipse? We at Sky & Telescope are proud to offer a newly developed tour based in eastern Wyoming.

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