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February 2006

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

Is time on our side?

Time travel — long a staple of science fiction — may not be too far from reality.

More than a one-hit wonder

Famous for discovering Pluto, Clyde Tombaugh reached far beyond the planets.

Cool science on a hot world

Acidic clouds and a surface hot enough to melt lead make Venus unique among planets. Scientists want to know how it got that way.

NASA’s next giant leap

With plans for new spaceships and launch vehicles, NASA foresees a permanent presence on the Moon.

How to observe cosmic bubbles

Massive, energetic stars carve out voids in space and produce some spectacular targets.

Catch Mercury at its best

Now is the time to find the most elusive terrestrial planet.

Pieces of time

Today’s watchmakers produce sophisticated pieces that unite astronomy and art.

A 12-inch powerhouse

High-grade optics, excellent tracking, and unexpected features highlight Meade’s RCX line of telescopes.

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Glenn Chaple's observing basics
Phil Harrington's binocular universe

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