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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.
Neptune's Discovery 150 Years Later
When this remote planet was spotted 150 years ago this month, it proved a triumph for Newton's laws of motion. But the search that led to the planet proved far from orderly.
Lunar Windows to the Heavens
Hubble's ultrasharp view from above the atmosphere has astronomers lusting for the ultimate high ground: the farside of the Moon.
A stellar month for observers features the full Moon being swallowed by Earth's shadow, creating a total lunar eclipse for all the Americas, and glorious Saturn at its best for the year.
Eclipse at Harvest Moon
This month's total lunar eclipse, the last for North Americans until 2000, will provide stunning views and great photo opportunities.
Faint Balls of Fire
The late summer sky offers a horde of globular clusters to challenge owners of large telescopes.
Discover the Autumn Sky
It's a myth that you must have a big scope to explore the universe. A 2- to 6-incher reveals countless wonders in the fall sky.
Make Your Scope Light-Tight
Several simple techniques will reduce scattered light in your Newtonian or Dobsonian telescope and help improve image contrast.
Behind the Scenes
Astronomy in the Past, Present, and Future
The Lost Ring of Saturn
- New View of Doomed Star
- A New Planet in Bootes
- Hubble Spots a Likely Nearby Brown Dwarf
- Extrasolar Planet Update
- Adler Celebrates Astronomy in Art
- A Young M33
- Fastest X-ray Gun in the West
- Sizzling Days and Clear Nights at TSP
- Snow Doesn't Dampen RTMC Spirits
- Mark Coco, Astronomy Popularizer
Delivering the Goods
- Epoch 2000sk Version 2.0
- The Planets
- Meridian 3.9
Meetings and Events
Resources & Photofacts
- Night Vision Equipment
- Digital Focus Counter
- Dobsonian Equatorial Platform
- New Line of CCD Cameras
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