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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.
Our New! Improved! Cluster of Galaxies
The dwarf galaxies of our Local Group reveal a universe of dark matter, rapid-fire star birth, and galactic collisions.
The Moon-Miner's Daughter
NASA scientists return to the Moon twenty years after Apollo by hitching a ride on the Defense Department's Clementine mission.
Cosmic Chameleon: The Supernova in M81
The changing spectrum of a nearby supernova promises to alter how astronomers view exploding stars.
Mercury shines bright in the evening and Jupiter dominates the sky after midnight.
North of 75 degrees
Break out your 6-inch telescope and visit the galaxies, nebulae, and clusters that populate the celestial Arctic.
The 14.5-inch Starsplitter II
Looking for good optics in an affordable big scope? This new Dobsonian may be for you.
Rainbows, star trails, sunsets, and more - gorgeous sky views arrive at any time of day or night.
The May 10 annular solar eclipse should be the celestial event of the year - if you avoid the clouds.
Behind the Scenes
So You Want to Be a Professional Astronomer
- Craters Hint at Previous Comet Crashes
- New Look at Miranda's Past
- Satellite Hit by a Perseid?
- Dinosaurs Killed by Bigger Impact than First
- Space Junk Runs Rampant
- Firing Rockets at Asteroids
- Young Astronomer Awards
- Bringing Scopes to Kids
An amateur captures the Red Planet's motion through the winter sky
Three new books explore hypothetical worlds, actual planets, and chaos in the solar system
- Starlight Xpress CCD Camera
- Kendrick Dew Removal System
- Premium Binoculars from Steiner
- LED Spector Lights
Create a binary star system on your personal computer
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