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August 2002

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

Hubble's Grand New Vistas

The revitalized Hubble Space Telescope and its new Advanced Camera for Surveys return a treasure-trove of wonderful images.

Seeing in Infrared

Although the human eye can't detect the radiation from cool, dusty areas of the cosmos, a powerful new observatory on top of Mauna Kea will.

No Place Like Zone

We can thank our lucky stars that the sun formed where it did in the Milky Way - life would have had a hard time getting started in most other places.

Back to Basics with Binoculars

Telescopes offer a grand view of the sky, but you might be amazed at what two eyes looking through a pair of binoculars can see.

Celestial Portraits: Capricornus, Corona Australis, and Microscopium

As the summer Milky Way begins to set in the west, the constellations of autumn arrive with a nice selection of galaxies and star clusters.

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