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.
The Beginning and the End
Hubble captures a tangled region of newly minted stars, dusty cocoons, and a massive star ready to explode.
Give Peas a Chance
The Big Bang may have given birth to our universe, but many cosmologists are asking what started the Big Bang. Some bet it was an exotic object called a pea instanton.
Architects of Time
One of humanity’s first forays into measuring time, Stonehenge laid a foundation for turning the motion of Earth into the precise clocks of today.
The Art of Skyspeak
Quick – name that bright red star in Orion. If you said Beetlejuice instead of Betelgeuse, our handy pronunciation guide will fix you up in no time.
Kids’ Corner: Crater Crazy
View the wide variety of impact craters on the moon, then take a turn at making one of your own.
Celestial Portraits: Pisces and Cetus
A watery realm of two fish and one whale offers backyard observers a smorgasbord of galaxies as well as a wonderful variable star.
Adaptive Optics Meet CCDs
Attention all telescope owners – there’s a new imaging system that self-adjusts for sky conditions and a mount’s tracking error.
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