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Sky and Telescope

Sky & Telescope

Sky & Telescope magazine was founded by Charles A. Federer Jr. and Helen Spence Federer, in 1941. The magazine and Website focus on amateur and professional interests in astronomy, and are packed with information. The site and the magazine help amateur astronomers everywhere connect to one another to share discoveries and the love of astronomy.

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Astronomy Magazine

Astronomy Magazine, founded in 1973 by Steve Walther, is directed at astronomy hobbyists and is the most popular magazine of its kind in the world. The Magazine's companion Website offers astronomy news articles, tips on observing the skies, photo and video galleries, prolific blog threads, a science shopping section, and much more.

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Space Weather

Space Weather

The Space Weather Website ( is maintained by Dr. Tony Phillips, and offers technical details about the relationship between the Sun and the Earth. On this site you can find information about solar winds, solar flares, sunspots, thermospheric climate, solar radio emissions, current information about the Aurora Oval, and more.

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Fleischmann Planetarium

Fleischmann Planetarium

Fleischmann Planetarium is located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, and serves to educate (and delight) 50,000 visitors a year. The emphasis is on education for enthusiasts of all ages, providing educational shows, presentations and scientific exhibits that correlate with K-12 Next-Generation Science Standards. The Planetarium offers its space for parties, social events, and meetings (Our monthly meetings are held at the Planetarium).

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Dark Sky Map illustration
Dark Sky Map

Regarding light pollution, Nevada is exceptional for its dark skies.

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Observing News and Current Celestial Events courtesy of Sky and Telescope
Observing News & Current Celestial Events

Up-to-date articles by Sky & Telescope staff writers and contributers.

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Clear Sky Chart illustration

Attilla Danko's charts forecast sky clouds, transparency & seeing.

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Historic Photo of G. Bruce Blair, Walter Hass, Thomas Cave and Charles Federer Jr.

Founded in 1934, The ASN has a long and interesting history.

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Astronomers In History

The SVAS has collected biographies of ancient and Renaissance figures.

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Information about telescopes courtesy of SVAS and Wikipedia.
The Sky At A Glance

Weekly Articles by Sky & Telescope's Chief Editor, Alan MacRobert.

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Information about telescopes courtesy of SVAS and Wikipedia.

The Differences between Reflecting, Refracting and Catadioptric Telescopes.

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Get astronomy apps for your favorite devices.

Here's a list of inspiring and informative astronomy apps for your PC, phone, and tablet.

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Astronomical Clock with the philosophers in Prague
WCSD High School Astronomy

Washoe County teachers ask their students some very philosophical questions about the universe.

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Junior astronomer wondering about the vast universe
Junior Astronomers

Have you ever wondered just how many stars are in the sky? And have you learned the names of all the planets?

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