Tonight's Sky
Sun
Sun
Moon
Moon
Mercury
Mercury
Venus
Venus
Mars
Mars
Jupiter
Jupiter
Saturn
Saturn

Tonight's Sky — Change location

OR

Searching...

Tonight's Sky — Select location

Tonight's Sky — Enter coordinates

° '
° '

November 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

Jupiter's Smash Hit

Contrary to astronomers' predictions, the visible scars left by the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacts were not material dredged up from Jupiter but debris from the comet itself.

The New Stars of M42

By observing the Orion Nebula in radio waves, X rays, and infrared radiation, astronomers are beginning to understand how stars form.

Telescopes That Fly

To get clear views into the warm hearts of infrared-emitting regions, astronomers jet to 40,000 feet, above 99.9 percent of Earth's water vapor.

Sky Almanac

Eclipses of the Sun and Moon take center stage this month, but don't overlook Mercury's best morning appearance of the year.

A Stroll Through Tycho and Clavius

The southern highlands feature the Moon's youngest big crater lying near an ancient, pockmarked one.

T is for Telescope

Buying that first telescope is a huge step into the hobby of backyard astronomy. Here's what you need to know before making that purchase.

Astronomy Books for Kids

Want to feed a child's interest in astronomy? You won't go wrong with one of these outstanding titles.

Reaching for the Corona

Eclipse aficionados will flock to South America this month for up to four minutes of totality. An experienced eclipse chaser gives the lowdown on what to expect and what to take along.

Departments

Behind the Scenes
Letters
Viewpoints
AstroNews
Amateur News
Reader Reports
Astronomy Books
New Products
AstroBytes
Readings and Credits
Meetings and Events
Advertiser Index
ADVERTISEMENT

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
BoxProductcovernov

Click here to receive a FREE e-Guide exclusively from Astronomy magazine.

Find us on Facebook

Loading...