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May 2021

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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

Breakthrough Starshot: A voyage to the stars

Using laser-propelled lightsails, tiny spacecraft could venture to the Sun’s nearest neighbor in just a few decades.

Apollo 14: Bouncing back from disaster

The Rubin Observatory and Roman Space Telescope are poised to reflect the accomplishments of their namesakes and transform our understanding of the universe.

Apollo 14 in 3D

Relive the 50th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s lunar adventures with stereo images that transport you to the Moon.

Filters for observing the Sun

Whether using a telescope or binoculars, solar filters can help you view the Sun in its best possible light.

The Moon turns red

Our only natural satellite submerges itself in Earth’s shadow this month.

Explore the extreme southern sky

Don’t miss out on these Southern Hemisphere clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

We test Celestron’s StarSense Explorer

Guided by your smartphone, these scopes are easy to use and on target every time.

Columns

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Duck sauce on eyepieces

OMearaStephen

Unveiling Veronica’s Veil

Harrington

Getting a handle on it

ChapleGlenn

Observing from your backyard

Departments

Ask Astro

What happened to the Sun’s original star cluster?

What would Earth look like from Venus?

Are the outer planets moving away from the Sun?

Sky this Month

The morning Moon turns red

StarDome and Path of the Planets

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