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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.
Exploring Small Volcanos on Mars
Olympus Mons may get the headlines, but the smaller Martian volcanos are beginning to speak to scientists about the history of the Red Planet.
Here's Looking at Ida
When the Galileo spacecraft flew past the asteroid Ida, it discovered a magnetic field and some other surprises.
An Infrared View of Our Universe
Sophisticated new detectors reveal stunning details in familiar galaxies and nebulae.
Hubble Better Than New
The verdict is in, and Hubble's vision is sharper than anyone dared hope.
Spy a razor-thin crescent Moon on the evening of April 11, then watch the next night as a slightly fatter crescent Moon passes Venus.
Here's how to capture fine details in your planetary photos.
November's Colorful Eclipse
Observers noted a wide range of colors on the face of last November's eclipsed Moon.
Jupiter's Magnificent Show
Backyard astronomers will love observing Jupiter's active atmosphere as they prepare for the impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in July.
Hats, Hockey Sticks, and Humpbacks
The spring sky will show you that not all edge-on galaxies look alike.
Behind the Scenes
Getting Ready for Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
My Field of Dreams, an interview with comet hunter David H. Levy
- Simulating the Impact of Comet
- COBE Shuts Down
- Galaxy Cluster Caught in Act of Forming
- Probing the Universe from the Ocean Floor
- Galileo Finds Life on Earth
- Protostar Found in Ophiuchus?
- Astronomy Day Turns 21
- Near-Earth Asteroid Project
Photographing the Summer Milky Way
New books include a beginner's guide to amateur astronomy and biographies of two pioneering astronomers, Bart Bok and George Ritchey
- Moon Observer's Planner
- Color Filter Wheel for Astrophotography
- Meteorite Collecting Kit
- Spotting Scopes from Optolyth
Hidden Image uncovers details in your astro-images
Readings and Credits
Meetings and Events
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