Our new view of the Milky Way

How do you study the galaxy from within? Powerful techniques are revealing more about our home than ever before.

The Moon’s farside unveiled

When Luna 3 ventured around the Moon in 1959, it sent back images that shattered our view of the hidden hemisphere.

View Earth through a cosmic lens

Distances to celestial objects can remind us of big events on our planet.

See Mars at its best

Spend some quality time observing the brilliant Red Planet this month.

Celestron celebrates 60 years

Amateur astronomers around the world are thankful that this company is still going strong.

Our 10th annual Star Products

Astronomy’s editors have searched the marketplace for equipment designed to help all of us enjoy our hobby a little more.