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May 1997

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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Venus Unveiled

Volcanic flows covered Venus 500 million years ago.

Going to Extremes

Cold and dry, the south pole is perfect for astronomy.

Opening a New Window on the Universe

Gravitational waves will reveal a host of strange objects.

Inside a Star's Cocoon

When normal stars die, they give birth to striking beauty.

Sky Almanac

Comet Hale-Bopp takes its final bow in an evening sky that witnesses the return of brilliant Venus.

Southern Skies Horde the Giants

Head south to view the biggest and brightest globulars.

A Film for All Nebulae

A new kodak film delivers exceptional deep-sky shots.

Grab a Rock from Space

Some people collect stamps or coins, but you can own pieces of history: meteorites that date from the formation of the solar system.

Birth of a Skyshooter

Helpful hints for those starting out in astrophotography.

Get Ready to Party

Ever been to a star party? Here are 22 of this summer's best.

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