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January 2001

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

Discovering Cosmic Rays

Powerful and mysterious, cosmic rays still baffle astronomers nearly 80 years after they were first detected.

Showered in Mystery

Astronomers hope a new observatory will unlock the key to the origin of the most energetic cosmic rays.

Military Magic Boosts Astronomy

Both astronomy and space exploration are growing by leaps and bounds, thanks in no small part to a trickle-down effect from military technology.

"We Are All Star Stuff"

Nearly all the elements essential for life were forged in the nuclear furnaces at the centers of stars and then scattered into interstellar space.

Destination: La Palma

The Canary Islands may be a favored vacation spot for Europeans, but astronomers find the clear, steady air on one volcanic peak to be perfect for observing.

Celestial Portraits: Cassiopeia

With bright nebulae, rich star clusters, and nearby galaxies, the queen's realm has everything it takes to satisfy backyard observers.

Sunsational Photography

Slap a hydrogen-alpha filter on your telescope and you'll see solar activity like you never have before.

Embracing the Sun

December 25, 2000, marks the last solar eclipse of the 20th century. With our guide and free solar glasses, you won't miss out on any of the fun.

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