Astronomy: news

Kissin’ two old pals goodbye

After being an Astronomy and Sky & Telescope reader for almost two decades, most likely I won’t be renewing my three-year subscription to Sky & Telescope which is due to expire in March 2011. I’ve been an avid amateur astronomer and astronomy magazine reader since the early eighties. I still remember the day I bought my first astronomical magazine ever, an issue of the Italian l’Astronomia: it was late 1984 and I was 12 years old. I soon decided to […]

2009: International Year of Astronomy

2009 is the International Year of Astronomy. Finally an unmissable, long-awaited opportunity has come: that of sharing the knowledge and passion for the wonders of the Universe with the general public. I am a not a professional astronomer, but as a long-time amateur, I am really excited about it. For this reason, I will strive to give my small yet passionate contribution to this big collective effort!

International Astronomical Youth Camp (IAYC) 2008

From July 20th to August 9th, 2008, the 44th IAYC (International Astronomical Youth Camp) will take place in Sayda, Germany. I myself took part in these camps six times between 1991 and 1999, and in my opinion there is no better place where one can find such an ideal and balanced mix between science, friendship and amusement. The editions I participated in account for some of my nicest memories in my life. So, I am more than glad to put […]