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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.
Scoping out the Monster Star
Normal stars don't double in brightness in a year's time, but then Eta Carinae is no ordinary star.
Raising Lunar Prospects
When Lunar Prospector crashed last July, it ended a 19-month mission that mapped the moon's gravity, probed its interior, and spotted signs of water ice.
Gene Shoemaker, who deduced that impacts helped to shape our solar system, wanted to be the first scientist to visit the moon. Now his ashes have made it there.
As Time Goes By
Some may say that space is the final frontier, but those in the know think its kissing cousin - time - plays just as big a cosmic role.
Capture the Sky on a CCD
In the first of a series about digital imaging, ASTRONOMY explores what you need to know to get started in this exciting field.
Celestial Portraits: Puppis
Rich starfields peppered with brilliant open clusters and colorful planetary nebulae help make the stern of the great ship Argo a deep-sky observer's delight.
Behind the Scenes
Taking Astronomy Public
- Planet Caught Crossing Face of Distant Star
- Starburst Galaxy Gases Can Become
- Solar System May Possess 10th Planet
- Living on Mars Requires Creativity
- Innovative Balloon Design Holds Promise
- Another Oddity in Deep Space
- Magnetic 'Sleeves' May Encircle Cosmic Jets
While Mercury brightens the evening sky, the moon passes Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
- Boyd's New Dome
- Night Light
- Discover the Sky
- Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring
- Einstein and Religion
- Mapping and Naming the Moon: A History of
Lunar Cartography and Nomenclature
- Chesapeake Invader
- Stars and Stories
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