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November 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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Bound for the Ringed Planet

The launch of Cassini heralds a new era in the exploration of Saturn, its rings, and its retinue of moons.

Destination Titan

Piggybacking on the Cassini spacecraft will be Huygens, a probe designed to study the atmosphere and, if only briefly, the surface of Saturn's cloud-shrouded moon.

Ask Astro

The editors of ASTRONOMY answer your questions about the science and hobby.

Yerkes at 100

A century ago, a Chicago transit magnate financed George Ellery Hale's dream of a great American observatory - the home of the largest refractor in the world.

Into the Moon's Shadow

Glorious totality awaits eclipse chasers in South America or the Caribbean next February, but a nice partial eclipse is in store for those who stay in North America.

Seeing Double

Tired of the same old two-dimensional astrophotos? Then maybe you should try recording the sky in three dimensions.

Intensify the Night

Night-vision scopes excel at showing large features along the Milky Way, but don't expect them to render crisp images of faint deep-sky objects.

A Stairway to the Stars

When the Inca built their capital in Peru, they used the surrounding hills as an agricultural calendar.

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