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.
How we’ll find life in the universe
Is there life out there? Researchers are pursuing three paths to find out.
Web Extra: What planets should we search to find alien life?
With so many exoplanets out there, scientists are working to determine the kinds of worlds they think are most habitable.
What does Titan smell like?
A bouquet of musky sweetness, bitter almonds, gasoline, and decomposing fish would likely fill the air on Saturn’s largest satellite.
The great asterism hunt
You can find lots of unofficial star patterns using binoculars, a telescope, or just your eyes.
A shadow crosses South America
With a bit of planning, you can witness this year’s total solar eclipse.
Deep-sky observing from Costa Rica
Some of the greatest splendors of the cosmos lie in the Southern Hemisphere.
We test Chroma filters
With perfectly applied and highly tuned coatings, Chroma’s series of parfocal filters offer top-notch quality for a reasonable price.
Sky this Month
StarDome and Path of the Planets
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