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December 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.

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Onward into Space

Politicians love it. Astronomers hate it. Now, after 15 years of often heated controversy, the International Space Station is ready to fly.

When I Heard the Learn'd Theologians

Science and religion may have more to offer each other than many people would like to admit.

High Priests of Astronomy

The Catholic Church has come a long way since Galileo. Now Jesuit astronomers explore the cosmos with the 72-inch Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope.

Devouring the Future

British physicist Stephen Hawking may be confined to a wheelchair, but his mind roams the universe.

Gifts for Budding Astronomers

Looking for that perfect book or video to feed your child's interest in astronomy? We'll help you find the best products on the market.

Magnitude Cum Laude

What the ancient Greeks started, we're now stuck with: a counterintuitive system for measuring star brightnesses in which brighter stars have smaller magnitudes.

Standing Steady

The new Paramount from Software Bisque offers a rock-solid platform for observing and imaging.

Ceres Pierces the Hyades

Even binoculars will reveal the bright asteroid as it slices through a magnificent star cluster.

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We answer your questions about the sky and the universe.

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