50 years of Americans in space

Since John Glenn’s orbital flight, we’ve visited the Moon, built space stations, and learned about our place in the universe.

Web Extra: 50 years recording Americans in space

Witness for yourself some of the more memorable moments of the United States’ space program.

What are we doing in space?

The success of space travel in the future will depend on humans reining in their aggressive nature and pursuing science instead.

Web Extra: Editor David J. Eicher’s top 20 Queen songs: 10-1

Count down the Astronomy editor’s favorite songs from Astronomy Editorial Advisory Board member Brian May’s legendary rock group, Queen.

Will we go back to the Moon?

The end of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program created doubt about future manned lunar missions. Now, private industries and international competition might be our best hope.

10 great winter binocular sights

All you need besides a clear, dark sky to see some fantastic seasonal sky treats are your binoculars.

Web Extra – 10 top winter binocular treats

You don’t need a telescope to observe these cold weather wonders.

Spot a near-Earth asteroid

This winter offers the best opportunity in 37 years to glimpse the asteroid 433 Eros.

View the stars under Earth’s darkest sky

An observing site in Chile’s Atacama Desert offers telescope rentals for spectacular views of southern sky wonders.

Haunting Prague with Kepler and Tycho

Editor David J. Eicher traveled with Astronomy readers to see astronomical history in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic.

Web Extra: Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic: a journey back in time

An amazing trip brought a group of 15 back to the era of the astronomy greats Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler.

Astronomy tests two tracking mounts

Astroimager Tony Hallas looks at two highly portable accessories that will let you shoot the sky without straining your back.

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