The looming death of Hubble

Even if NASA can refurbish the Hubble Space Telescope by robot, a successful mission will leave astronomers without an optical space telescope within a decade.

The amazing lives of two stars

Big stars and little stars may share a parent cloud, but these disproportionate siblings experience vastly different lives.

Red Sun dying

In a few billion years, the Sun will become a red giant and our solar system’s habitable zone will move to Pluto. Such a far-out zone could represent an important niche in today’s search for extrasolar life.

Build an astro-shed

Have you thought about building an observatory but are concerned your backyard may be too small? Here’s a great way to maximize your equipment while minimizing its impact on your land.

Rambling in the lunar Alps

Interesting and challenging features await observers on the northeastern edge of the Moon’s Imbrium basin.

Classroom astronomy

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s Project ASTRO matches astronomers with schoolteachers to bring astronomy to young students.

The Tele Vue-60

It’s been years since our last review of a 2.4-inch refractor, but we found a scope that deserves a report. After reading about Tele Vue’s new 60mm refractor, you may decide to add it to your observing arsenal.


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