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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.
Is This Planet for Real?
Astronomers have found a Holy Grail: a planet orbiting a Sunlike star. But years will pass before they can answer all the questions raised by this mysterious object circling 51 Pegasi.
Far Journey to a NEAR Asteroid
The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous spacecraft will spend a year scrutinizing Eros in hopes of shedding light on the solar system's evolution.
Some liken the changing seasons to a graceful dance of the Sun and Earth, but in many ways a carnival ride serves as a better analogy.
Two beacons dominate the sky this month: brilliant Venus at its best in the evening and Jupiter rising up before dawn.
This prominent winter constellation offers something for every observer, from bright stars to rich clusters and fuzzy nebulae.
Seeing the Unseen
All you need is a dark sky and a modest telescope to glimpse huge clouds of dust lurking in distant galaxies.
Choosing a Camera for Astrophotography
So you want to start shooting the sky? Here's all you need to know to find the ideal new or used camera.
Beyond the Visible with CCDs
With a near-infrared filter, you can image details hidden in the depths of nebulae and galaxies.
Behind the Scenes
The Mystery Planet
It Was Just Plain Dark and Stormy
- Solar Systems in the Making
- Two New Cross-shaped Gravity Lenses
- First Definitive Brown Dwarf
- Clementine Confirms Moon's Volcanic
- Sun's Core Rotates Slowly
- A Mirage in Space
- The Subduction of Venus
- USPers Get the 'Ultimate' Experience
- Kenneth Glyn Jones, Webb Society Founder
Curved Earth and Space
Meetings and Events
Resources & Photofacts
- Split-ring Equatorial Telescope
- Telescope Dust Cover
- Keck Telescope Model
- Streetlight Shield
Eclipse over the East
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