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.
A vast canvas
THE CHAMELEON’S COLD HEART • JWST helps astronomers map the complex chemicals that could form life.
GIANT GALAXIES EMERGED EARLY IN THE DAWN OF THE UNIVERSE • These objects challenge cosmological models of how the universe evolved.
Newborn stars carve out voids
New form of ice could exist on ocean moons
BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD
QUAOAR HAS A RING THAT SHOULDN’T BE THERE
Huge cosmic map offers rich rewards
Milky Way stars found nearly halfway to Andromeda Galaxy
WATER-MADE RIPPLES SPOTTED ON MARS
Astronomy for slobs • When is too messy really too messy?
How the WEBB TELESCOPE is changing astronomy • With its penetrating infrared gaze, JWST is revealing planets, stars, and more in a whole new light.
First look at OCTOBER’S ANNULAR ECLIPSE • This fall, viewers along a narrow path can see a perfect ring of light in the daytime sky.
OBSERVE THE DEEP SKY IN ARA • This small, often-overlooked constellation contains several observing treasures worth your while.
Buzzing through the Beehive
Explore the 10 nearest stars • Take a trip around the galactic block and get to know your stellar neighbors.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST • Supernova remnants are colorful tendrils of gas left by exploding stars — and are a worthy challenge to observe.
NAVIGATE THE STARS with a new type of mount • With a center-balanced design, iOptron’s CEM70 is great for observers and astrophotographers.
A Venus challenge • Careful observations can reveal fascinating features.
Bring back Bufo • Hop to it and spot this unique, long-gone constellation.
Imaging the Sun • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
DEEP IN THE LAGOON’S HEART
Saturn takes center stage