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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.
Forging the Future
In this special issue, ASTRONOMY looks at the century ahead.
Looking for Life
Future space observatories will probe the births of galaxies and hunt down possible life-bearing planets.
Giant Eyes on the Sky
If you think today's telescopes are big, just wait for the monsters now being planned.
Pursuing the Planets
Robot explorers will scour the solar system this next decade, including a dozen headed for Mars.
Unveiling Tomorrow's Technology
NASA's New Millennium Program is testing cutting-edge technology for 21st-century space exploration.
Settling the Solar System
We've been stuck in Earth orbit for nearly 30 years, but humans may soon set their sights much higher.
Dan Goldin's Vision
NASA's Administrator looks far into the future at what we may be able to accomplish in space.
A Partial View of Totality
ASTRONOMY's editors blanketed Europe from England to the Black Sea for a ringside seat to the century's last total eclipse.
Mapping the Heavens
Which of four leading programs will best recreate the night sky on your computer?
Shoot the Moon in Shadow
A spectacular lunar eclipse awaits the Americas and Europe in January. Here's how to record it on film.
The Universe in Deep Color
Galaxies, clusters, nebulae, and more - Tony and Daphne Hallas capture the beauty of the night sky.
Behind the Scenes
Cutting Into Space
- Asteroid Genealogies Come into Focus
- Sluggish Pulsar Puzzles Theorists
- Spectrum Solves Stellar Mystery
- Canadians Create Dark-Sky Preserve
- Hourglass Nebula Defies Explanation
- Hubble Shoots Hickson Galaxy Group
- Distant Planet Orbits Two Stars
- Cassini Captures the Moon
- A Black Hole's Lost Supernova
Colorful streaks of light will pepper the night sky at midmonth as the Geminid meteor shower reaches its annual peak.
- Astronomy Calendars for 2000
- Understanding the Universe: An Introduction
- Life Beyond Earth
- Seven holiday books for the gift buyer
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