30 years of great stories

Like the universe itself, ASTRONOMY started small but quickly flourished.

30 years: looking back

ASTRONOMY’s editor offers a personal reflection on the magazine’s stellar history.

30 great astronomical images

Thirty sublime images that changed our view of the cosmos are presented in this photographic retrospective.

View from the mountaintop

Relive the remarkable history of the Mount Wilson Observatory as it celebrates 100 years of discovery.

Searching digital skies

The first on-line virtual observatory is getting set to rock’n’roll.

Through Andromeda, deeply

Hubble images the deepest view of the cosmos ever.

Camelopardalis and Ursa Minor

Near the North Celestial Pole, the Giraffe and Little Bear are a zoo of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and other cosmic creations.

Astronomy in paradise

The Yosemite Star Party offers celestial treats in one of Earth’s most beautiful settings.

Basic CCD techniques

A leading deep-sky imager shares his secrets of capturing colorful, razor-sharp CCD images of star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

Selecting a solar filter

ASTRONOMY tests a battery of filters and summarizes the results.

Choosing an eyepiece

Recommendations for a set of eyepieces to last a lifetime.


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