The last great meteor storm for a generation should prove a spectacular sight. — Robert Burnham
It Came from Outer Space
Does outer space manufacture and deliver the chemical stew necessary to jump-start life throughout the universe?
— Joe Alper
Unveiling the Dark Universe
A proposed new telescope will survey the entire sky every few nights, revealing anything that changes and mapping the distribution of dark matter. — Ray Villard
Unlocking New Worlds
The pursuit of planets outside our solar system is a fast-growing area of astronomy. Witness a day in the life of a planet hunter. — Robert Naeye
You could see more Leonid meteors under moonlight this year than during last year’s moon-free deluge of swift shooting stars. — Martin Ratcliffe and Alister Ling
Fade to Black
Next month’s eclipse will snuff out the sun for observers in Australia and Africa. Here’s how to make the most of those brief moments of totality. — Joel Harris
Scope out these 4.5-inch reflectors for novice stargazers.
— Phil Harrington
’Tis the Season to be Shopping
Great gift ideas for the astronomy buff in your life.
— Jeremy McGovern
Diary of a Neophyte Astronomer
Astronomy, 2002, November