Astronomy October 2015

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Secrets from Titan’s seas
by Alexander G. Hayes
By probing "magic islands" and seafloors, astronomers are learning more than ever about the lakes and seas on Saturn’s largest moon.

What lurks in the monstrous heart of the Milky Way?
by Liz Kruesi
NASA’s bargain X-ray space telescope, NuSTAR, is revealing hidden secrets from the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.

No country for old telescopes
by Joshua Sokol
At Wesleyan University's Van Vleck Observatory, a century-old 20-inch refractor is experiencing a rebirth. The fate of many other classic refractors is not so bright.

10 classic telescopes remembered
by Glenn Chaple
Some of our best memories of celestial sights have come through telescopes we wouldn't even look at today.

Around the world in eight star parties
by Tom Trusock
From Switzerland to South Africa, these star parties all promise dark skies, good telescopes, and great company.

Turning on to the stars again
by Amy Tyndall
Kids aren’t the only ones who can benefit from astronomy education.

We test Starlight Xpress’ new camera
by Tony Hallas
Light weight, low noise, and high quantum efficiency make the Trius-SX694 CCD camera a winner.
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