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Astronomers discovered a bizarre "zombie" star that went supernova not just once, but twice. Check out our coverage of the story, or read through The Kavli Foundation's recent roundtable with three stellar experts. 88 years ago, Pluto blinked into view on an astronomical image and challenged our understanding of the solar system. Join us in celebrating the icy world's short but eventful...
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Sky & Tel covers the latest night-sky events, astronomy news, astrophotography and observing tips. Also browse our video & podcast guides to tonight's sky. Sky and Telescope’s beloved Earth Globe is now available in a smaller 6-inch size! The detailed globe includes a freestanding base and information card filled with key features. Hold the whole world in your hands today! Big Scope Breakout:...
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Mercury is generally something of a challenge to observe, but the run-up to a particularly favourable easterly elongation occurring on 30 July provides ample opportunities for locating the innermost planet in the evening sky — particularly from the Southern Hemisphere, where a prominent celestial...
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The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens. Putting your telescope on an equatorial mount allows you to follow stars as they...
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SkyNews, the magazine of astronomy and stargazing, is your guide to observing the night sky. On our website you can find out what's up in the sky this week and a collection of resources for amateur astronomers. This is your second home widget box. To edit please go to Appearance > Widgets and...
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Download the latest issue of Practical Astronomy Magazine. Our mission is to help amateurs actually do astronomy, whether it's observing, imaging, visiting events or getting involved with astronomical societies and also sharing their experiences by contributing articles and images. Continue.. This site uses cookies. By using this site without changing your browser cookie settings, you are...
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The total lunar eclipse was going to occur from about 5:30 to 6:30 on Wednesday morning. My alarm was set for 6:00, like usual, and the forecast was for perfectly clear skies. I was awake fifteen minutes before my alarm but patiently waited until six o’clock, because the only upstairs windows that face west where the eclipsed Moon was setting are in my children’s bedrooms. I was not awake...
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Edited by Tracie Heywood This guide describes the meteor shower prospects for the major meteor showers and a number of minor meteor showers during the interval from 2017 February to 2018 August. It is compiled with visual observers in mind, but should also be useful for imagers and radio observers. Supernova AT 2017EAW in NGC 6946 was discovered by Patrick Wiggins,Tooele, UT, USA, at 12.8 mag...
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Explanation: What has happened to Saturn's moon Iapetus? Vast sections of this strange world are dark as coal, while others are as bright as ice. The composition of the dark material is unknown, but infrared spectra indicate that it possibly contains some dark form of carbon. Iapetus also has an unusual equatorial ridge that makes it appear like a walnut. To help better understand this...
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Distributed Telescope System (DTS) - DTS is a project to deploy a net of 27 autonomous telescopes that will be placed from Greeneland down to Antarctica. Aberrator - Freeware software program that helps determine the quality of your telescope optics with classic star testing plus much more. Linux Astronomy HOWTO - One of the many HOWTO documents for Linux with emphasis on the use of Linux in...
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From the precipice of “Perseverance Valley” NASA’s teenaged Red Planet robot Opportunity has begun the historic first ever descent of an ancient Martian gully – that’s simultaneously visually and scientifically “tantalizing” – on an expedition to discern ‘How was it carved?’; by water or other means, Jim Green, NASA’s Planetary Sciences Chief tells Universe Today. A new comet discovery crept up...
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On a chilly February evening in 1889 in San Francisco, astronomers from Lick Observatory and members of the Pacific Coast Amateur Photographic Association — fresh from viewing the New Year’s Day total solar eclipse north of the City — met to share pictures and experiences. Edward Holden, Lick’s first director, complimented the amateurs on their service to science, and proposed to continue the...
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Kalmbach Publishing Co., an independent and privately held publishing company in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is home to some of the world's best-selling hobby and leisure time magazines. Find exciting careers in publishing at a company where customers and employees are treated like VIPs. Kalmbach produces 13 magazines, a host of special-interest publications and nearly 30 websites. Our books...
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It began in a trivial enough way. Early one evening in January 1970, Craig Halverson, Doug Duncan and I, all of the Griffith Observatory staff, were sitting at a table in La Villa Taxco, a Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles which is one of the more popular haunts of planetarium employees on their dinner hour. The bowl of corn chips and the supply of hot sauce were dwindling. Conversation turned...
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Information about magazines and links to their websites. Acoustic Guitar The magazine for acoustic guitar players, from beginners to performing professionals. Through interviews, reviews, workshops, sheet music, and song transcriptions, the monthly's readers learn music from around the globe and get to know the artists who create it. With product reviews and expert advice, Acoustic Guitar also...
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