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The world's best-selling astronomy magazine offers you the most exciting, visually stunning, and timely coverage of the heavens above. Each monthly issue includes expert science reporting, vivid color photography, complete sky coverage, spot-on observing tips, informative telescope reviews, and much more! All this in an easy-to-understand, user-friendly style that's perfect for astronomers at any level.
2013’s historic Russian meteorite fall
The largest meteorite to light up Earth’s sky in more than a century exploded above Russia’s Ural Mountains.
The fireball that occurred above Chelyabinsk, Russia, not only created a loud boom but also generated subtle hissing sounds heard by dozens of witnesses.
Buzz Aldrin on our future in space
From Moon rovers practicing in Hawaii to astronauts controlling lunar robots from space, Buzz Aldrin depicts the legacy and the future of space exploration.
How to find ET with infrared light
The search for other intelligence has revolved around radio signals, but heat signature also could give away its location.
Explore the ultimate planetary nebula catalog
The Perek-Kohoutek catalog contains some of the smallest, faintest, and most enigmatic deep-sky treats.
Bringing order to the southern skies
Nicolas de Lacaille’s most enduring influence lives in constellations like Carina, Fornax, and Telescopium.
What are we learning from Moon rocks?
A treasure-trove of samples is providing insight into its origin, mineralogy, and evolution.
Discover our solar system’s hidden wonders
Set up your telescope and target martian clouds, Saturn’s inner ring, and more.
Vixen’s GPD2 mount tested
This accessory features portability and superb craftsmanship.
Bob Berman’s Strange Universe
Glenn Chaple’s Observing Basics
Stephen James O’meara’s Secret Sky
Tony Hallas’ Cosmic Imaging
Erika Rix’s Astro Sketching
The Sky this Month
StarDome and Path of the Planets
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