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April 2000

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

Bursting the Bubbles

Planetary nebulae have nothing to do with planets - they are death shrouds for sunlike stars. Now astronomers are learning how these intricate, colorful gas clouds form.

Galileo's Daughter

Letters written to the great astronomer by his daughter - a nun in the Roman Catholic Church - help put his life and times into perspective.

The Seeker

Author, filmmaker, and ASTRONOMY editorial advisory board member Timothy Ferris is now focusing his attention on the search for extraterrestrial life.

Hunting for the Strangest Matter

Strange seems an appropriate word to describe this exotic form of matter, which physicists think could dominate some pulsars.

Star Struck

Beautiful portraits of the constellations can be yours - if you know the right technique.

Paired Vixens

These aren't your father's binoculars: Orion-Vixen has taken two 4.9-inch refractors and mounted them to form a pair of giant binoculars that zoom from 25x to 75x.

In Cyber Color

It's easier than you might think to take a CCD camera that records only in black and white and have it churn out spectacular sky shots.

Into the Realm of the Galaxies

Thousands of bright galaxies await backyard observers in spring's preeminent deep-sky target.

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