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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.
Europe's Science Machine
The four 8-meter mirrors of the Very Large Telescope make it Earth's biggest - and an impressive scientific instrument that also delivers stunning images.
Rounding the Earth
Although members of the Flat Earth Society might argue, learned people have known our planet to be a sphere for thousands of years.
Unveiling the Flat Universe
New observations of the cosmic background radiation suggest that we live in a flat universe that is expanding at an ever-increasing rate.
Painting the Contours of Space
Armed with nothing more than a paintbrush, Ludek Pesek created vivid panoramas of the planets that helped inspire a generation of space enthusiasts.
A Century of Comets
Nearly a dozen great comets graced our skies in the 1900s, but when the next one will appear is anyone's guess.
Diving into Darkest Africa
Clear skies should reign over southern Africa for the third millennium's inaugural solar eclipse.
Desperately Seeking Dark
The quest for an ideal observing site starts with the search for an inky-black sky.
ASTRONOMY tests six portable observatories that promise to make your observing excursions more productive and enjoyable.
Behind the Scenes
A New Breed of Star Party
- Balloon Flight Points to Flat Universe
- Filling the Brown Dwarf Gap
- Dusting for Stars
- Finding the Lost Hydrogen
- Violent End of Sunlike Stars
- Capturing a Globular Cluster
- Jupiter's Tiny Attendants
Perseid meteors fill the sky this month, overshadowing Uranus at its best and the last days of Comet LINEAR.
- Robot Kits
- A Filtered View
- Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon
in the Universe
- Here Be Dragons: The Scientific Quest for
- Astronomy for Dummies
- The Scientific American Book of Astronomy
- Constellation Guidebook
Sharing the Northern Lights
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