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December 1999

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

Forging the Future

In this special issue, ASTRONOMY looks at the century ahead.

Looking for Life

Future space observatories will probe the births of galaxies and hunt down possible life-bearing planets.

Giant Eyes on the Sky

If you think today's telescopes are big, just wait for the monsters now being planned.

Pursuing the Planets

Robot explorers will scour the solar system this next decade, including a dozen headed for Mars.

Unveiling Tomorrow's Technology

NASA's New Millennium Program is testing cutting-edge technology for 21st-century space exploration.

Settling the Solar System

We've been stuck in Earth orbit for nearly 30 years, but humans may soon set their sights much higher.

Dan Goldin's Vision

NASA's Administrator looks far into the future at what we may be able to accomplish in space.

A Partial View of Totality

ASTRONOMY's editors blanketed Europe from England to the Black Sea for a ringside seat to the century's last total eclipse.

Mapping the Heavens

Which of four leading programs will best recreate the night sky on your computer?

Shoot the Moon in Shadow

A spectacular lunar eclipse awaits the Americas and Europe in January. Here's how to record it on film.

The Universe in Deep Color

Galaxies, clusters, nebulae, and more - Tony and Daphne Hallas capture the beauty of the night sky.

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