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July 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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David Malin's Universe

A peerless astrophotographer brings you stunning nebulae, breathtaking galaxies, and glorious star clusters.

Astronomy's Future: Dusk or Dawn?

With money quickly drying up, astronomers face tough choices on what telescopes to keep open.

South African Comet Crash Diary

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's crash with Jupiter generated global excitement. Here's how one group of amateurs helped turn their country on to astronomy.

Sky Almanac

Set your scope's sights on Comet d'Arrest and the moons of Saturn and Uranus. And also remember to just lie back and enjoy the Southern Delta Aquarid meteor shower.

Off to See October's Eclipse

Clear skies should greet most observers who chase the Moon's dark shadow as it cuts a narrow swath from Iran to Vietnam.

Are the Best Lunar Photographers French?

French lunar photographers throw down the gauntlet to other astrophotographers.

Target, Uranus and Neptune

July offers the perfect opportunity to track down the two outer gas giants because they appear brightest and remain visible all night.

Have Sketchpad, Will Travel

Recording with pencil and paper what you see in the eyepiece may be the best way to become a more astute observer.

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