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"Astronomy" magazine's history — revisiting 1974!
I’ll be sharing the history of the magazine from time to time, a little at a time, in this blog. It’s a fascinating story that has witnessed astronomy grow in leaps and bounds as our understanding of the cosmos has deepened. And you can capture the whole history of the magazine on DVD for...
Mon, Apr 16 2012
A new phase for the Astronomy Outreach Foundation
Many of you are familiar with the telescope industry’s first trade association, the Astronomy Outreach Foundation, which was created in late 2009 to spread interest in astronomy, especially to younger folks. The group has recently undergone a reorganization. Now named simply the Astronomy Foundation...
Fri, Aug 12 2011
A tale of two stories
The August issue of Astronomy magazine contains two special articles. For those who have not seen or read them yet, I want to share them with you here — because they are important to the future of astronomy as an interest. [caption image="/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Blogs...
Tue, Aug 2 2011
The world’s most celebrated astronomy Ph.D.
Over the Memorial Day break, I had occasion to throw in a DVD or two, and wanting to relive a little music, I watched large swaths of Live Aid, the iconic 1985 concert that featured numerous acts on stages at Wembley Stadium in London, England, and JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Again, I...
Tue, May 31 2011
Astronomy magazine’s legacy — and a mini “museum”
Although this year is the 38th in the history of Astronomy magazine, it is a big year for remembering the magazine’s heritage. Some amateur astronomers are not aware of the fact that for 31 of those years, Astronomy has been the largest circulation title on the subject, well ahead of its competitors...
Fri, May 27 2011
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