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September 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

Chasing a Comet

When a spacecraft encounters Comet Borrelly this month, get ready for the unexpected.

Probing the Birth of Starlight

Discovering how stars shine by nuclear fusion was just one of the highlights of Hans Bethe's career.

Keepers of the Night

Come along for a behind-the-scenes tour of Palomar Mountain, the most storied observatory in the world.

On the Road with John Dobson

The tireless pioneer of large-aperture telescopes and inventor of the mount that bears his name is, in his early 80s, still going strong.

Who Let the Dobs Out?

Discovery Telescopes' 12.5-inch reflector and the 15-inch model from Obsession Telescopes both offer great power for viewing deep-sky objects in a portable, elegant package.

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The editors of ASTRONOMY answer your questions about the sky and the universe.

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