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SPECTRUM

by Peter Tyson

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Web Editor Monica Young
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S&T: K ELLY BE AT T Y

AS PROMISED in last January's Spectrum, we've given Sky & Telescope a makeover, which we're happy to introduce with this issue.
S&T still has the same essential visage and voice you've known, just
now with a more contemporary aspect. This publication might be
75 years old, but we've still got plenty of spring in our step.
We revamped for the usual reasons publications do so: our last punching-up
occurred in 2007, and S&T had begun to look a bit dated, belying our cuttingedge content. Plus, we're always asking ourselves: how can we appeal to the
broadest possible audience, even as we delight our dedicated readers?
Patricia Gillis-Coppola, S&T's Design Director, began the redesign last
spring. Pat had a trove of ideas she'd been itching to experiment with for years,
and she finally got her chance. Straight into early fall, she worked hard to
create our new look, even sacrificing weekends so that each 2016 issue of the
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Pat (left) and Claudean at the S&T offices.
appearance of graphics - all came into it.
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for S&T. We relocated a few regular elements, such as "Sky at a Glance" (page
41), and we reintroduced a periodic calendar of major
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