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 a user-friendly style that's perfect for astronomers at any level.
TWIN JETS • Hubble snaps an image of a bizarre object.
AN EXOPLANET ORBITING THREE STARS? • Astronomers may have found the first planet that orbits a trio of suns.
Some white dwarfs can look young again
The silver screen heads to space
Astronomers peer into our solar system’s future
FOURTH TIME’S THE CHARM
RAIN ACROSS THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Martian floods filled Jezero Crater
NASA TESTS SPACESUITS FOR ARTEMIS
What’s the best? • Choosing your favorite constellation requires some serious consideration.
Farewell tour • It’s time to start recapping the past 20 years.
A martian comet crash? • Analysis of historical imagery may have uncovered a cometary impact on Mars.
TOP 10 SPACE STORIES OF 2O21 • Over the past year, researchers mourned the loss of Arecibo and applauded the first helicopter flight on Mars. Plus, commercial spaceflight really took off.
THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES TO IMPACT SCIENCE
CONNECTIONS TO THE PAST
CHINA’S SPACE PROGRAM
STORIES TO WATCH FOR IN 2022
Finding NEPTUNE • This ice giant hid from humanity’s view for millennia. But eventually, its sibling planet gave it away.
FEBRUARY 2022 Venus steals the spotlight • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON • The mountain above the pole
METEOR WATCH • Gone, but not forgotten
COMET SEARCH • In the alley of Aries
LOCATING ASTEROIDS • Happy hunting
MEET 20 GREAT ASTRONOMERS • Throughout history, innumerable people have made valuable contributions to astronomy. But since we’re short on space, here’s 20, ranked.
NOT QUITE ASTRONOMERS
Astronomy’s tips for WINTER OBSERVING • Trekking out to your favorite observing spot requires a little extra planning this time of year. But the views are totally worth it.
QHY 410C: A cooled color camera • Equipped with a premium back-illuminated CMOS chip built by Sony, this powerful device features ultra-low noise, which is perfect for astrophotography.
The shape of the Milky Way • To understand the nature of our galaxy, astronomers had to look to distant island universes.
Celestial light show • Return to the winter skies for more colorful stars.
Heavenly hazards • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
FORNAX FLAUNTS ITS GIANT EINSTEIN RING
An encounter for the ages