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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.
In the 25 years since ASTRONOMY first appeared, new findings have radically changed astronomers' view of the cosmos.
Stars' Last Gasps
Hubble takes a close look at what happens to sunlike stars when they reach the end of their lives.
Wanted: Life-Bearing Planets
Having found a cornucopia of large planets in our galaxy, astronomers are now debating how best to search for more-Earthlike ones.
Larger than Life
The untimely death of David Schramm took from us one of the world's top theoretical cosmologists.
Hollywood: A Full Moon in Every Plot
Twinkling stars and loud explosions abhor the vacuum of space - except in the minds of moviemakers.
When the Apple Falls
Astronomy, physics, and mathematics were changed forever by a troubled genius - Sir Isaac Newton.
Deep-Sky Splendors: Ursa Major
Home to the famous Big Dipper star group, Ursa Major also harbors a bevy of bright galaxies.
We answer your questions about the sky and the universe.
CCD Cameras Get Savvy
The easy-to-use ST-7 and ST-8 are well-rounded imagers that offer a nifty self-guiding feature.
Where Stars Are Born
If you're up for a challenge, hunt down these stellar nurseries in distant galaxies with a medium-sized scope.
Behind the Scenes
Astronomy Goes Hollywood
- Glowing Embers of Starlight
- 51 Peg Planet Alive and Well
- Back to the Moon
- Planetary Aurorae
- Comet Shower Draws Fire
- Evidence for Beta Pictoris Planet?
- Mathilde Porous as Foam
- Rosetta Targets Prove More Interesting
Venus and Jupiter pass less than a degree from each other in the predawn sky, while Lyrid meteors streak unhindered by the moon.
- Comet Discoverer Autograph Edition Posters
- ImSpector N17 Imaging Spectrograph
- Light Shield Contrast Enhancer
- Tele Vue Zoom Eyepiece
- Sharing the Sky
- Countdown: A History of Spaceflight
- Einstein's Mirror
- Deep-Sky Imaging Using a CCD Camera
Things That Go Bump in the Night
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