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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.
Under Alien Skies
Have you ever wondered how the sky might appear from other locations in the galaxy? Here's how such "alien skies" might differ from our own.
Space scientists hope to land humans on Mars by 2020. But an ongoing experiment in Utah shows they still have a lot to master.
A new observing program based on CCD cameras lets backyard astronomers join the search for extrasolar planets.
The Comet Seekers
Competing with robotic telescopes that are constantly scanning the skies, amateur comet hunters are yielding results through persistence.
Find out which double stars should top your observing list.
With the ability to locate itself in seconds, the Celestron NexStar 8 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope offers stargazers a sleek, yet easy-to-use scope.
Sketching the Solar System
Learn the technique backyard astronomers use to enhance their observation skills.
Behind the Scenes
Imagining views from other planets
- Giant Iceball Found Beyond Pluto
- The Crab's Inner Workings
- Jets from a Black Hole
- Earth's New Natural Satellite
- A Chance Meeting
- Dark Heart of a Globular
Jupiter and Saturn rule the night, while the Quadrantid meteor shower coincides with the New Moon.
- Astro Notes
- The Amateur Astronomer
- Deep Space Explorer
- The Measure of All Things
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to NASA
- The Webweaver Picks
Name the Nebula Contest Winners
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