The Universe Takes Shape
Armed with recent observational data, astronomers are drawing a new architectural rendering of the cosmos.
A pair of new spacecraft promise to answer long-simmering questions about enigmatic Mercury.
An Astronomer Reads Archaeology’s Message
With a scientist’s critical eye, Anthony Aveni debunks longheld and unchallenged beliefs about the astronomy of the ancients.
Refractor Road Test
ASTRONOMY takes four beginner’s scopes out for a spin.
Follow the galactic equator to explore star clouds, the opulent gems of the galaxy.
Behind the Scenes
The Savvy Astronomer