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.
THE MILKY WAY’S HEARTSTRINGS • Nearly a thousand filaments lie at the center of our galaxy.
BLACK HOLE’S CLOSE-UP CONFIRMS THEORY • M77’s central black hole sports a ring of dust — as expected.
Third planet found around Proxima Centauri
It takes two to tango
Astronomers find a unique neutron star
THE AFTERMATH OF A STELLAR TANTRUM
SPACEX DEFENDS STARLINK OVER COLLISION CONCERNS
Levels of amazement • We’re into astronomy to be wowed. I’ll do my best.
Scotty’s Triangle • Take a journey with me to 1946.
Appreciating the Moon • Our natural satellite has many treasures to observe.
THE VERY HUNGRY UNIVERSE • When it comes to understanding the formation of galaxies, solar systems, or planets, accretion is what brings it all together.
PLASMA IN THE WIND
EXOPLANETS How we discovered other worlds • The field of exoplanets has sprung up nearly overnight. What does the wealth of new discoveries tell us about the worlds circling our own Sun?
BRING THE COSMOS HOME
SKY THIS MONTH • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON | Lunar standstill
METEOR WATCH | High-flying clouds
PATHS OF THE PLANETS • This map unfolds the entire night sky from sunset (at right) untill sunrise (at left). Arrows and colored dots show motions and locations of solar system objects during the month.
COMET SEARCH | K2 is summer’s king
LOCATING ASTEROIDS | Taking turns
Mapping the Moon • While most of us will never set foot on the Moon, maps can transport us there.
The man who named the Moon
FIRST SCOPES FOR ADULTS • If you’re new to observing, you don’t need to buy the best telescope — just the one you’ll use the most.
ZERO IN ON A HERO • Star clusters and galaxies will keep you looking at Hercules all night long.
The CMOS revolution is here • A new type of camera may signal the future of astroimaging.
A total eclipse rarity • This ghostly white prominence dazzled viewers in Antarctica and online.
When black holes collide • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
DANCING WITH THE DOLPHINFISH
August 2022 Saturn reigns supreme