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November 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

Carl Sagan's Coming of Age

Mariner 2 proved Sagan's contention that a greenhouse effect was scorching the surface of Venus.

When Disaster Strikes

Far from the peaceful place it seems, the universe is fraught with perils that could end life on Earth.

The Universe According to Arp

Though they may lack grand spiral arms, these oddly shaped peculiar galaxies have a charm all their own.

Rescuing Hubble

Astronauts prepare to install six gyroscopes and an advanced computer to keep the Space Telescope humming along into the 21st century.

Are We Alone?

Scientific conferences don't have to be dull - just get a bunch of astronomers together to talk about searching for intelligent life in the universe.

Adrift on the Sun

For the first time in 26 years, North Americans can watch Mercury transit the sun's disk.

The Sinister Sky

Autumn evenings are the perfect time to relate bloodcurdling tales of the night sky's darker side.

First Light on Last Darkness

The final total solar eclipse of the 20th century dazzled viewers who managed to outmaneuver the clouds.

By the Light of the Moon

All you need is a simple video camera to capture supercrisp images of the lunar surface.

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