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August 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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Shuttling into the 21st Century

How will NASA explore space when the shuttle gets too old - and too expensive - to fly safely?

Dog Days and Twinkling Stars

Those lazy, hazy days of summer can be an observer's best friend.

Messengers from Mars

Enormous impacts blasted bits of the Red Planet all the way to Earth. What story do they tell of Mars' history and violent collisions between asteroids and planets in the early solar system?

Sky Almanac

Comet d'Arrest peaks in brightness this month, putting on a fine display in small telescopes and binoculars. Meanwhile, Jupiter and Saturn dominate the naked-eye sky.

Find a Rock in Space

On any clear night, observers armed with a telescope can easily view dozens of the solar system's rocky asteroids.

An Astrophotographer's Goofs, Bloopers, & Practical(ly) Jokes

Master the art of taking great night-sky photos by learning from the mistakes of an expert.

Make a Bino Mount

Banish tired arms and shaky views with this sturdy, easy-to-build mount for your binoculars.

See You at the Hop

Most beginners wonder if they'll ever find the night's many deep-sky wonders. Relax: A simple technique called star-hopping will have you navigating the universe in no time.

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