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April 1995

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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Fire Fountains of Aristarchus

Geysers of volcanic fury dwarfing any on Earth spawned rivers of molten lava that carved the Moon's Aristarchus Plateau.

Galaxy Time Machine

Looking far into the past, Hubble finds elliptical galaxies looking just like they do today but the forerunners of spirals appearing oddly distorted or fragmented.

Only Six with Rings

Astronomers remain perplexed by these odd-looking galaxies with rings circling their poles.

Sky Almanac

Saturn returns to the morning sky in April, but the real highlights are eclipses of the Moon and Sun.

Descent into Darkness

Vivid memories and stunning photos rewarded those who witnessed November's spectacular total solar eclipse.

Twelve Splendid Spirals

Even a 6-inch scope can show you striking detail in spring's best spiral galaxies.

Glows, Bands, and Curtains

Intricate shapes and a rainbow of colors highlight the beauty and complexity of the northern lights.

Alignment by Laser Light

Fine-tune the optics of your reflecting telescope with this handy collimating tool.

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