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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.
Jupiter's Smash Hit
Contrary to astronomers' predictions, the visible scars left by the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacts were not material dredged up from Jupiter but debris from the comet itself.
The New Stars of M42
By observing the Orion Nebula in radio waves, X rays, and infrared radiation, astronomers are beginning to understand how stars form.
Telescopes That Fly
To get clear views into the warm hearts of infrared-emitting regions, astronomers jet to 40,000 feet, above 99.9 percent of Earth's water vapor.
Eclipses of the Sun and Moon take center stage this month, but don't overlook Mercury's best morning appearance of the year.
A Stroll Through Tycho and Clavius
The southern highlands feature the Moon's youngest big crater lying near an ancient, pockmarked one.
T is for Telescope
Buying that first telescope is a huge step into the hobby of backyard astronomy. Here's what you need to know before making that purchase.
Astronomy Books for Kids
Want to feed a child's interest in astronomy? You won't go wrong with one of these outstanding titles.
Reaching for the Corona
Eclipse aficionados will flock to South America this month for up to four minutes of totality. An experienced eclipse chaser gives the lowdown on what to expect and what to take along.
Behind the Scenes
The New 1995 Observer's Guide
Totality, Cinema, and Crucifixion
- Galaxy Mergers in the Coma Cluster
- Universe Is Old: Galaxies
- Universe Is Young: Supernovae
- Do Hot Planets Betray New Solar Systems?
- Primordial Helium Found
- High Energy Gamma-Ray Burst Detected
- Ulysses Views Sun's South Pole
- Surveyor Sets Sights on Mars
Universe '94 Is a Hit
Watching the Comet Go Boom
Seeing Space and Time
- Park's 16-inch Newtonian-Cassegrain
- Meade CCD Cameras and Autoguiders
- 102mm Refractor from Takahashi
- New Binocular Series from Celestron
View the Sky with Shareware
Readings and Credits
Meetings and Events
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