Astronomy August 2008

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August 2008
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Is there an end to cosmology?
In the far future, astronomers will have only one galaxy to study, and all evidence for the Big Bang will be lost.
By Abraham Loeb
Where will astronomy be in 35 years?
If you like monster telescopes, dark energy, and exo-Earths, you'll love what astronomers are planning for the next decades.
By Francis Reddy
Top 10 discoveries of the past 35 years
An overly energetic universe, hundreds of new planets, and twin voyages of discovery highlight 35 years of incredible astronomical breakthroughs.
By Richard Talcott
10 rising stars of astronomy
The past 35 years of astronomy have been stunning. Here are up-and-coming astronomers likely to blaze new trails in coming decades.
By Daniel Pendick
Poster: Astronomy magazine's first 35 years
Some of the most important astronomical events have occurred
since our magazine's birth.
By David J. Eicher
Your scope and the seven dwarfs
Surprisingly, even a small telescope can reveal these seven dwarf galaxies.
By Richard Jakiel
Amateur astronomy's greatest generation
After World War II, the era of the personal telescope revolutionized stargazing.
By Michael E. Bakich
Backstage at Astronomy
Putting out the world's most-read astronomy magazine requires many people with down-to-Earth publishing skills and deep-sky experience.
By Dick McNally
Who really invented the telescope?
Four hundred years ago, Hans Lipperhey's simple invention changed the world.
By Raymond Shubinski
Astronomy Discover