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  • 6 Sep 2018
    Andromeda Galaxy M31 171017
    Michael A. Covington

    Amateur and professional astronomy are pulling back together

    This picture of the Andromeda Galaxy is not from a major observatory. It is not even an exceptional example of amateur work. It is a routine picture taken in my driveway in a medium-sized town with a telescope 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in diameter. For a long time (about 1970-2000), amateur and professional astronomy were […]

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  • 5 Sep 2017
    Image Courtesy NASA
    Bonnie J. Buratti

    The Great American Eclipse

    The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) both place great emphasis on public engagement, giving back to the taxpayers who support space exploration. When NASA sent out a bulletin asking astronomers to speak to groups during the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017, I signed up. […]

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  • 18 Nov 2016

    Enter our ‘Shoot the Moon’ photo competition

    The Moon boasts an unexpected variety of landscapes - including volcanic features, sinuous valleys and ghost craters - which are readily visible from Earth. Now, a new practical guide called, Shoot the Moon, explains and demonstrates how you can capture impressive images of our nearest neighbour in space using a variety of different techniques.

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  • 27 Nov 2013

    Comet ISON Photo Contest

    Astrophotographers and comet-watchers everywhere are invited to participate in our latest night-sky photo contest. This winter, we're waiting eagerly for Comet ISON to light up the sky—snap a picture, send it in, and you could win!

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  • 23 Aug 2013

    A Stargazer’s Bookshelf

    Summer Stargazing is almost over, but your career as an amateur astronomer is just beginning! Here at Cambridge, we have a dedicated team of editors and marketers working on our amateur astronomy titles, and we’ve asked them to highlight a few titles that will keep the learning and excitement going.

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  • 9 Aug 2013

    Photograph the Sky: A Q&A with David J. Eicher

    It's what it sounds like—taking pictures of space. And it's not just for the Hubble Telescope, you can do it, too. David J. Eicher, the editor-in-chief of Astronomy magazine and the author of November's COMETS!, knows a thing or two.

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  • 2 Aug 2013

    How to Read a Star Chart: A Q&A with Astronomer Ian Ridpath

    Not sure how to read a star chart? Help is here! Ian Ridpath is a seasoned astronomer who will answer our questions about how to find what you're looking for in the night sky. We're consulting the August star chart in his Monthly Sky Guide, 9th edition.

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  • 26 Jul 2013

    A Q&A with Paul Kinzer, Part 2

    Paul Kinzer is back! In this installment of our Summer Stargazing Q&As, he answers our questions about the planets we might see tonight and cool deep space phenomena in the sky this summer.

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