Sky & Telescope

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Sky & Telescope
Sky&telescope mar 2005.jpg
The front cover of the March 2005 issue.
Categories Astronomy
Frequency Monthly
Total circulation
(2011)
77,382
First issue 1941
Company F+W Media
Country United States
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Language English
Website SkyandTelescope.com
ISSN 0037-6604

Sky & Telescope (S&T) is a monthly American magazine covering all aspects of amateur astronomy, including the following:

The articles are intended for the informed lay reader and include detailed discussions of current discoveries, frequently by participating scientists. The magazine is illustrated in full color, with both amateur and professional photography of celestial sights, as well as tables and charts of upcoming celestial events.

Sky & Telescope was founded by Charles A Federer and his wife Helen Spence Federer and began publication at Harvard College Observatory in November 1941, as the result of the merger of the separate magazines, The Sky and The Telescope.[1] In 2005, Sky Publishing Corporation was acquired by New Track Media,[2] a portfolio company of the private equity firm Boston Ventures.[3] In 2014, New Track was sold to F+W Media.[4]

The magazine played an important role in the dissemination of knowledge about telescope making, through the column "Gleanings for ATMs" that ran from 1933 to 1990.

Its main competitor is Astronomy.

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  1. ^ Federer, Charles A. (November 1986). "The Story of 'The Sky'". Sky & Telescope (75): 461–63. 
  2. ^ "Press Releases". February 13, 2006. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  3. ^ "New Track Media: Fund VI". January 2006. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  4. ^ Mickey, Bill (2014-01-17). "F+W Media Buys New Track Media". Foliomag.com. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 

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