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May 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.

Features

What Lies at the Milky Way's Center?

A supermassive black hole may anchor the swirling clouds of gas and dust and countless millions of stars that populate the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Mission to Planet Earth

Sophisticated radar onboard the space shuttle Endeavour helps Earth scientists probe the potentially deadly volcano Taal in the Philippine Islands.

Making Sense of Shoemaker-Levy 9

What really happened when the comet smashed into Jupiter last summer?

Sky Almanac

Naked-eye observers will be able to relish the Eta Aquarids, the best meteor shower of the year, and telescope owners can hunt down the elusive outermost planet, Pluto.

Summer Sky Spectacular

Even a modest telescope will reveal wonderful detail in fifteen of summer's best nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies.

Jupiter at Its Best

The giant planet offers backyard observers an intricately detailed atmosphere and a quartet of satellites in ceaseless motion.

Life in the Fast Lane

Tests show a clear winner among slide films that record the night sky in the quickest time.

This Is Not Your Father's Telescope

ASTRONOMY puts Meade's equatorial Newtonian through its paces, finding quality optics in a package with potential for astrophotography.

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