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March 2017

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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.

Features

How high-speed stars escape the galaxy

Astronomers have found dozens of them on a one-way trip to intergalactic space.

Supernova 1987A: 30 years later

When a blue supergiant star lit up the southern sky, astronomers used it to learn how massive stars explode.

The past, present, and future of astronomy in Japan

A rich tradition keeps Japanese astronomy on a path to pioneering new eras.

Observing on the edge

Galaxies showing their edges expose dust lanes, central hubs, and other intriguing details you can view through a scope.

How to care for your telescope

It only takes a little time now and then to ensure your window to the universe is working at its best.

Turn your smartphone into an astro-camera

You don't need a pricey rig to capture the cosmos. All you need is your cellphone and some inexpensive equipment.

We test Sky-Watcher USA's new compound scope

This 7 1/2-inch Maksutov-Newtonian provides tack-sharp stars all across the field of view.
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