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December 2019

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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

Return to Pluto!

Researchers already are planning an ambitious spacecraft that will orbit the mysterious world.

The oddities of Isaac Newton

Revered as a great thinker and scientist, he was also obsessive, secretive, vindictive, and paranoid.

Chasing a Chilean eclipse

Peruvian nights, Incan sites, and coronal lights were all on full display during my recent adventure through South America.

Starmus V rocks in Zurich

The fifth Starmus Festival, an international celebration of science and music, assembled an all-star cast of astronauts, Nobel Prize laureates, musicians, and scientists.

Columns

berman

Two-dog night

OMearaStephen

Thoughts on a partial lunar eclipse

Harrington

The Queen's court

JeffHester

Watching Rome burn

Departments

Ask Astro

How is Phoebe's water different

When will the Moon leave Earth's Orbit

What to know about the Moon's seismometers

Sky this Month

Gas giants bid a fond farwell

StarDome and Path of the Planets

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