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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.
Fire Fountains of Aristarchus
Geysers of volcanic fury dwarfing any on Earth spawned rivers of molten lava that carved the Moon's Aristarchus Plateau.
Galaxy Time Machine
Looking far into the past, Hubble finds elliptical galaxies looking just like they do today but the forerunners of spirals appearing oddly distorted or fragmented.
Only Six with Rings
Astronomers remain perplexed by these odd-looking galaxies with rings circling their poles.
Saturn returns to the morning sky in April, but the real highlights are eclipses of the Moon and Sun.
Descent into Darkness
Vivid memories and stunning photos rewarded those who witnessed November's spectacular total solar eclipse.
Twelve Splendid Spirals
Even a 6-inch scope can show you striking detail in spring's best spiral galaxies.
Glows, Bands, and Curtains
Intricate shapes and a rainbow of colors highlight the beauty and complexity of the northern lights.
Alignment by Laser Light
Fine-tune the optics of your reflecting telescope with this handy collimating tool.
Behind the Scenes
People of the Sun
- Red Dwarfs Can't Explain Dark Matter
- Research Supports Smaller Universe
- A Less Dusty Galaxy?
- X Rays Cast Doubt on Cold Dark Matter
- The Most Distant Galaxy Known
- Americans Get the Mir Experience
- Unexpected Signals from Jupiter
- Moon Reveals New Stars
- An Early Look at the Cosmic Background
- A Party Under Enchanted Skies
- Celebrating Solid Gold Brass
- Soviet Border Binoculars
- Photo Tripod
- Breadboard CCD Camera
View the Hidden Surface of Venus
Meetings and Events
Resources & Photofacts
A Trek to the Southern Sky
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