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.
Astronomy celebrates 50 years
HOPE BUZZES DEIMOS • A new look at Mars’ smaller moon highlights its mysterious origin.
THE BRIGHTEST GAMMA-RAY BURST MAY HAVE SPAWNED A SUPERNOVA
SpaceX Starship explodes minutes after launch
Celestial half-century medals • Can anything beat the last 50 years of astro-discoveries?
Astronomy magazine 1973-2023
The origins of ASTRONOMY MAGAZINE • Steve Walther’s college project sparked a revolutionary idea.
The cosmos comes to life • The ’70s gave us a magical and unique time in astronomy.
The history of Astronomy magazine 1973-2023 • Over half a century, the world’s leading cosmic brand has had an adventurous ride.
Astronomy covers 50 YEARS OF SCIENCE • From exploring upcoming missions to reporting fantastic finds, the magazine has watched the field grow.
How amateur astronomy has evolved • Our hobby has gone through some major changes since August 1973.
Saturn’s time to shine • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
PATHS OF THE PLANETS
THE NEXT 50 YEARS OF ASTRONOMY • What will astronomy look like in 2073? A panel of astronomers and planetary scientists give their predictions.
Blueprints for the future
A 50-year grand adventure
The whole solar system within reach
50 YEARS OF astroimaging • Taking pictures of celestial objects has come a long way since this magazine started.
Send us your best observing story • Win a Celestron scope by telling us your most interesting night-sky tale.
Meteor news • I asked readers if anyone had seen a red meteor, and you answered.
Astrophotography without a scope • You don’t need fancy equipment to take stunning shots.
Capricornus close-up • Take a look back at the magazine’s first column.
Greatest hits • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HUBBLE
October 2023 A blazing ring of fire