Tonight's Sky
Sun
Sun
Moon
Moon
Mercury
Mercury
Venus
Venus
Mars
Mars
Jupiter
Jupiter
Saturn
Saturn

Tonight's Sky — Change location

OR

Searching...

Tonight's Sky — Select location

Tonight's Sky — Enter coordinates

° '
° '

August 2005

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

Seeing the dawn of time

Cosmic inflation plugged gaping holes in the Big Bang theory — and opened up the world of the multiverse.

Postcards from Mars

Messages from two lonely rovers show the Red Planet still is wetter, dustier, and more complex than anyone imagined.

Before there was light

Astronomers are poised to explore the mysterious cosmic Dark Ages.

Jewels on velvet

In southern Ophiuchus, dark nebulae serve as backdrops for many globular clusters.

Star shower

The year’s best meteor shower, the Perseids, arrives this month.

Image like a pro

Producing high-quality astroimages takes practice. Here are some hard-won lessons I’ve learned along the way.

Paging through the past

Antique astronomy books are treasures you can collect.

Secret weapons

Nebula filters cut skyglow and let you see more with less.

Departments

This month in Astronomy
Letters
Bob Berman's strange universe
Glenn Chaple's observing basics
Phil Harrington's binocular universe

I'm a little teapot …

News
The sky this month
New products
Coming events
Advertiser index
Resources
Reader gallery
ADVERTISEMENT

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
BoxProductcovernov

Click here to receive a FREE e-Guide exclusively from Astronomy magazine.

Find us on Facebook

Loading...