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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.
A Swirl of Moondust
What's black and white and intensely magnetized? Scientists have yet to solve this riddle concerning a few enigmatic lunar features.
Where Have All the Black Holes Gone?
They're everywhere, astronomers used to say. But no more. Despite extensive searches, astronomers have turned up only three promising stellar candidates.
Death of a Comet
Like volleys from a super-powered machine gun, the fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 riddled Jupiter with explosive force.
Binoculars and rich-field telescopes will provide stunning views of the Red Planet as it slides through the Beehive star cluster.
What Is That Thing in Your Backyard?
ASTRONOMY's readers share their ideas and designs for building a great backyard observatory.
Snatching Beauty from the Deep Sky
What's the best way to record detail in your favorite deep-sky objects? Shoot with super-sharp black and white film.
Bright Lights, Deep Sky
Just because urban light pollution floods your backyard, don't think distant galaxies, clusters, and nebulae are out of reach.
Under the Southern Sky
Eta Carinae, the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Coal Sack, and more. These are just some of the treats awaiting observers who tour the sky from "down under."
Behind the Scenes
1994's Great Comet Crash
Eighty South: An Antarctic Odyssey
- Broken Promise
- Russians Say Mars Can Wait
- The Biggest and best Model of the Universe
- Weighing Omega Centauri
- Clementine Maps Moon's Topography
- Stellar Mystery Solved
- Dusty Birth Announcement
- Dust Bubbles Around AG Carinae
- SERENDIP Hopes for Lively Reruns
Rendezvous at Riverside
Golden Eclipse Memories
Treading the Telescope Minefield
- 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
- ST-5 CCD Imaging Camera
- Weatherproof Binoculars
Readings and Credits
Meetings and Events
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