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July 1994

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.

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The Moon Voyagers

Return to the heady days of a quarter century ago, when humans flew to the Moon, explored its surface, and returned to Earth.

Clementine Maps the Moon

New images from the Clementine spacecraft are helping astronomers construct the first accurate map of the Moon's surface and its mineralogy.

Apollo's Gift: The Moon

Apollo didn't just land 12 men on the Moon. It gave geologists their first hands-on look at an alien world.

Sky Almanac

Get out your scope and head outside. This is the month Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashes into Jupiter.

Test Your Scope's Optics

Here's a guide to help you judge whether your telescope's optical system is up to par.

Bring on the Photo CD Revolution

Photo CDs can do more than store vacation pictures. They can help you enhance your less-than-perfect astrophotos.

Oh Say Can You See?

Before dawn's early light destroys your night vision, see how far your telescope and local sky conditions will let you see.

Not Just Another Pretty Phase

What's both New and Full and appears half-lit at Quarter phase? It's the Moon, and its changing phases reveal where our satellite appears in the sky.

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