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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.
Return to the Moon?
Twenty-five years ago Apollo set down on the Moon. What are the chances humans will ever go back?
Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust
Some stars explode and some fade away, but most stars die by puffing off their atmospheres as planetary nebulae. Astronomers now have developed a new picture of how these stars evolve.
A 300-foot radio "eye" reveals an unprecedented view of a cosmos teeming with quasars, remote galaxies, and clouds of hot gas.
It's a great month: Two eclipses, a reliable meteor shower, and the planet Mercury await your observing pleasure.
1994 Software Buyer's Guide
Here it is - our survey of astronomy software, designed to help you choose the computer programs you really need.
Take the Pluto Challenge
It's small. It's faint. It's hard to see. But with an 8-inch scope and our observing guide, finding this elusive outer planet makes the challenge easy.
May's Ring of Fire
On May 10 the Moon's shadow will blanket North America in semi-darkness, providing millions with a rare view of the Sun reduced to a ring of light.
Time Ta Party
Star parties are a great way to have fun while doing astronomy, especially when you know how to enjoy them.
Build a Table for Your Star Charts
Keep your star charts safe from dew, dust, and wind at the telescope.
Behind the Scenes
Click-Click. Whirr, Whirr. Beep!
How we teach students to hate astronomy
- Little Dark Matter in M81
- Assessing Earth Impact Hazards
- Hubble Update
- Gamma-Ray Bursts - Near or Far?
- Brown Dwarfs in Our Midst?
- Milky Way Full of Cold Gas
- Merging Galaxies Common in Distant Past
Walter Scott Houston, 1912-1993
The Great Lunar Eclipse of November 1993
New books will enhance your observing sessions; another tells the story of Lowell Observatory during its first 100 years.
- Feather Touch Focuser
- A Low-Cost CCD Camera
- Custom Telescopes from R. V. R. Optical
Readings and Credits
Meetings and Events
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