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May 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.

Features

Return to the Moon?

Twenty-five years ago Apollo set down on the Moon. What are the chances humans will ever go back?

Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust

Some stars explode and some fade away, but most stars die by puffing off their atmospheres as planetary nebulae. Astronomers now have developed a new picture of how these stars evolve.

Seeing Radio

A 300-foot radio "eye" reveals an unprecedented view of a cosmos teeming with quasars, remote galaxies, and clouds of hot gas.

Sky Almanac

It's a great month: Two eclipses, a reliable meteor shower, and the planet Mercury await your observing pleasure.

1994 Software Buyer's Guide

Here it is - our survey of astronomy software, designed to help you choose the computer programs you really need.

Take the Pluto Challenge

It's small. It's faint. It's hard to see. But with an 8-inch scope and our observing guide, finding this elusive outer planet makes the challenge easy.

May's Ring of Fire

On May 10 the Moon's shadow will blanket North America in semi-darkness, providing millions with a rare view of the Sun reduced to a ring of light.

Time Ta Party

Star parties are a great way to have fun while doing astronomy, especially when you know how to enjoy them.

Build a Table for Your Star Charts

Keep your star charts safe from dew, dust, and wind at the telescope.

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