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.
Earth is a planet too!
PROBE PEERS UNDER VENUS’ ATMOSPHERE • NASA mission gets an unexpectedly revealing view of our neighboring planet.
A NEARBY EXOPLANET WITH AN EARTH-LIKE ATMOSPHERE
People are strange, galaxies are stranger
BRING IT BACK HOME
Perseverance takes in the view
Cygnus X-1 springs a massive surprise
THE CRAB NEBULA’S DELICATE HEART
Unusual purchases • Looking for something to add to your observing collection?
Asteroid dust found at Chicxulub Crater
“Super Soaker” rocket seeds cloud at edge of space
Seeing the Great Conjunction • Jupiter and Saturn put on a show with a variety of visual appearances.
EARTH IS A PLANET PLANET TOO! • As researchers strive to understand our solar system, there’s a perfect laboratory right under our feet.
EARTH AND VENUS: SEPARATED AT BIRTH
THE AGE OF multi-messenger astronomy • Cosmic rays, neutrinos, photons, and gravitational waves: Each of these signals carries a message. What can they tell us?
A SKY FULL OF MESSENGERS • As more observatories that are capable of detecting different types of messengers come online, astronomers are slowly gaining new views of our cosmic surroundings.
JUNE 2021 The planets are out to play • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON • Splendid spray
METEOR WATCH • Shine bright at night
Star Dome and Paths of the Planets
COMET SEARCH • Almost a ringer
LOCATING ASTEROIDS • Heyo Leo trio
BACKYARD ASTRONOMY with a small scope • It doesn’t take a huge telescope to view the beauty of the cosmos. Here’s how to make the most out of what you have.
Catch a ring of fire ECLIPSE • In a few weeks, the Moon will almost entirely blot out the Sun in a stunning annular eclipse. So, grab your eclipse glasses and get ready.
The sky’s best planetary nebulae • These dying stars’ final acts put on a great show through amateur scopes.
Non-urban observin’ • City slickers, rejoice: You have options.
A June honeymoon • Short nights are perfect for studying our celestial neighbor.
Stolen rocket booster