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March 2020

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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.

Features

Hubble’s greatest hits

The world’s favorite orbiting observatory has transformed our knowledge about exoplanet atmospheres, the fate of the universe, and almost everything in between.

How the Ritchey-Chrétien telescope was born

George Ritchey had great vision and skill. Henri Chrétien was a brilliant astronomer and optical engineer. Together, they created one of today’s best telescope designs.

Do all galaxies have dark matter?

The discovery of two ghostly galaxies created quite a hullabaloo in the astronomical community. But the jury’s still out on what’s really going on.

Secrets of the Northern Pinwheel Galaxy

Think you know the big spiral M101? Take a deep dive into its myriad details, and you’ll know it like never before.

Explore the Moon at First Quarter

If you’re just starting out, our natural satellite makes a tempting target in the evening sky.

Run a Messier marathon

Seeing all 109 objects in one night should be on your observing bucket list.

Departments

Sky this Month

Venus sidles up to Uranus

StarDome and Path of the Planets

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