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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.
Angry Giants of the Universe
Luminous blue variables are the biggest, brightest, and most unstable stars in the universe.
Diving into Europa's Ocean
A global sea apparently lies beneath the ice-covered surface of this jovian moon. Now scientists ponder whether this ocean could prove to be a reservoir of life.
Europa's not the only place in our solar system besides Earth with water ice on its surface.
Blazing a Trail to the Red Planet
An Independence Day touchdown brought Mars Pathfinder and its incredible images to a hungry public.
It's Only Rocket Science
Sounding rockets provide astronomers with a unique view of Comet Hale-Bopp.
You Ain't Seen Nuthin' Yet
Have we learned all there is to know about the universe? Not by a long shot.
A Lesson from Hollywood
Here's how to get your friends and acquaintances to feel the same rush you feel at the eyepiece.
Small Scope, Big Sky
ASTRONOMY test drives the Ranger and Pronto - two portable 70mm refractors that offer superb optics.
We answer your questions about the universe.
Catch the Capital View
Washington, D.C., is more than the seat of government, it's a great place for astronomy buffs to explore.
Taking the Big Test
From dwarf galaxies to gravitational lenses, these seven objects will challenge the eagle-eyed observer.
Behind the Scenes
Just the Right Chemistry
- NEAR's Close-up Look at Mathilde
- Cosmic Deep Freeze
- Eugene Shoemaker (1928-1997)
- Hubble Views Baby Stars
- Where Are the Red Dwarfs?
- Jupiter's Thin Ring
- Off-Roading on an Asteroid
- Through the Eyes of Hubble: The Birth, Life
and Violent Death of Stars
- Stairways to the Stars: Skywatching in Three
Great Ancient Cultures
- Voyage Through the Solar System
Meetings and Events
Resources & Photofacts
- Monarch ATB Waterproof Binoculars
- Comet Odyssey
- Illuminated Star Wheel
Saturn reigns supreme on these autumn nights, but don't miss the Orionid meteor shower or the naked-eye asteroid Vesta.
A Comet Close Enough to Touch
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