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April 1998

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

Great Discoveries

In the 25 years since ASTRONOMY first appeared, new findings have radically changed astronomers' view of the cosmos.

Stars' Last Gasps

Hubble takes a close look at what happens to sunlike stars when they reach the end of their lives.

Wanted: Life-Bearing Planets

Having found a cornucopia of large planets in our galaxy, astronomers are now debating how best to search for more-Earthlike ones.

Larger than Life

The untimely death of David Schramm took from us one of the world's top theoretical cosmologists.

Hollywood: A Full Moon in Every Plot

Twinkling stars and loud explosions abhor the vacuum of space - except in the minds of moviemakers.

When the Apple Falls

Astronomy, physics, and mathematics were changed forever by a troubled genius - Sir Isaac Newton.

Deep-Sky Splendors: Ursa Major

Home to the famous Big Dipper star group, Ursa Major also harbors a bevy of bright galaxies.

Ask Astro

We answer your questions about the sky and the universe.

CCD Cameras Get Savvy

The easy-to-use ST-7 and ST-8 are well-rounded imagers that offer a nifty self-guiding feature.

Where Stars Are Born

If you're up for a challenge, hunt down these stellar nurseries in distant galaxies with a medium-sized scope.

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