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Day Without Fusion Shirt

One day it’s gonna happen. We’ve even stuck it on our Google Calendar (tentatively busy June 15, 5,000,000,2008). On that date (give or take a few millennia), the sun will […]

96 New Reasons To Love Star Clusters

Using data from the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory, an international team of astronomers has discovered 96 new open clusters hidden by the dust in the Milky […]

Now in the Night Sky: Comet Garradd

Comet Garradd on Aug. 1. 2011 as seen from Australia. Credit: Peter Lake. If you haven’t already, it’s time to start looking for Comet Garradd! This comet, with the nomenclature […]

Sky and Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas

Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story […]