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.
Looking for life
A STAR IN THE MAKING • The Webb space telescope captures a blazing newborn star early in its development.
HYBRID EXPLOSION UPENDS GAMMA-RAY SCIENCE • A recent gamma-ray burst defies categorization.
Peekaboo! A young galaxy emerges
Megatsunami swept across ancient Mars
COSMIC CLIFF DEEP DIVE
Danger and glory • Orion’s Belt hides some blazing secrets.
Mission to Jupiter’s ICY MOONS • Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto harbor potential subsurface oceans. Soon, JUICE will show them as never before.
JOURNEY TO JUPITER
JUICE'S SCIENTIFIC PAYLOAD
THE GALILEAN MOONS
JUICE UP YOUR ROCKET!
The many personalities of NASA’s MARS ROVERS • The first explorers of Mars include the rich and entitled, the bratty kids, the barnstorming aviators, and the selfie-obsessed social media sensations. (Did you think we meant humans?)
SPIRIT • 2004-11
SOJOURNER • 1997
OPPORTUNITY • 2004-18
CURIOSITY • 2012-PRESENT
PERSEVERANCE • 2021-PRESENT
INGENUITY • 2021-PRESENT
A rare hybrid eclipse • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON • The jagged shadow land
METEOR WATCH • Look to the Lyre
STAR DOME PATHS OF THE PLANETS • This map unfolds the entire night sky from sunset (at right) until sunrise (at left). Arrows and colored dots show motions and locations of solar system objects during the month.
COMET SEARCH • Get on the ball
LOCATING ASTEROIDS • Swing and spot
Searching for life on WATERY WORLDS • Life within extraterrestrial oceans may not only be possible, it might be flourishing.
UPCOMING ECLIPSES BY THE NUMBERS • In the next 12 months, an annular and then a total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. Here’s where to see them.
SOLAR ECLIPSE ATLAS
ALL EYES ON TEXAS
REUSING YOUR ECLIPSE GLASSES
ERASING STARS with AI tools • Change up your astroimaging routine with starless skyscapes.
Celestron’s 10-inch StarSense Explorer • This scope uses your smartphone to put thousands of deep-sky objects at your fingertips.
Scanning the sky • Learning about your environment will help you pick out new phenomena.
Leo’s other trio • Get the lion’s share with these three proximate galaxies.
Warp speed • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
A SUPERNOVA SETS SAIL
Venus rules the evening sky