In the seven-plus decades of its existence, Sky & Telescope has seen a world of change in the way amateur astronomy is practiced. Just think of how it was in 1941: commercial telescopes and accessories were practically nonexistent. Now, you only need to thumb through Sky & Telescope to see the vast array of retail telescopes and equipment available all over the world. If you lived in a city of 100,000 people in 1941, you might be the only amateur astronomer there and have trouble finding anyone with whom to share the hobby; today, the Internet helps amateur astronomers to find fellow enthusiasts nearby and on the other side of the planet. Astronomical research has given us a model of how the universe works, while probes and telescopes in space, from Viking to Hubble, have contributed images of the cosmos that 1941 readers could only have dreamed of seeing. And Sky & Telescope has grown and changed along with the world of astronomy. We can’t wait to see where astronomy will take us in the 21st century.