From the July 2008 issue

Bob Berman’s strange universe: Staring contest

August 2008: Here are some lecture secrets for maintaining a good hour of sky-staring.
By | Published: July 2, 2008 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
They say it’s not polite to stare. Yet that’s exactly what we astronomers love to do. But when friends, kids, or some romantic prospect joins us under the sky, we forget prolonged staring doesn’t come easily to many people.