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August 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

Unlocking the Hubble Vault

Feast your eyes on this exquisite gallery of new and unreleased images from the Space Telescope.

Remember When ...

Take a stroll down memory lane as we relive the 25 rousing years that made ASTRONOMY, and America, what it is today.

The Great Solar System Revision

A quarter century of pioneering space missions has utterly changed our view of the solar system.

Silver Anniversary Essay Contest

ASTRONOMY's readers took up our essay challenge with gusto, submitting a veritable deluge of thought-provoking essays.

Fast Forward: A Look at the Next 25 Years

A panel of distinguished astronomers gazes into a crystal ball and predicts what the next quarter century holds in store.

25 New Citizens of the Cosmos

From new planets to temperature changes after the Big Bang, the universe's inventory has exploded since 1973.

Gallery of Young Stars

The next generation of astronomers and stargazers regaled us with their thoughtful essays and dazzling artistry.

Your Greatest Observing Experiences

It was tough to pick just three winners from the more than 200 often-eloquent entries in our essay contest for observers.

Telescope-Making Revolution

Large apertures and innovative designs have ushered in a new era in backyard observing.

Film Noir, Pixel Perfect

Some of the world's best astrophotographers reflect on the huge advances in their avocation.

Photo Finish

Salute the winners of our 25th anniversary photo contest.

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