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Tag Archives: Amateur Astronomy

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  • 6
    Sep

    2018

    Andromeda Galaxy M31 171017

    Amateur and professional astronomy are pulling...

    Andromeda Galaxy M31 Credit Michael Covington 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...

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  • 5
    Sep

    2017

    Image Courtesy NASA

    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...

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  • 18
    Nov

    2016

    Enter our ‘Shoot the Moon’ photo...

    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,

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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 pictur...

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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 titl...

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  • 9
    Aug

    2013

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

    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

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  • 2
    Aug

    2013

    How to Read a Star Chart: A Q&A with...

    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 Aug...

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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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