30 years of great stories
Like the universe itself, Astronomy started small but quickly flourished. — Rich Talcott
30 years: looking back
Astronomy’s editor offers a personal reflection on the magazine’s stellar history. — Dave Eicher
30 great astronomical images
Thirty sublime images that changed our view of the cosmos are presented in this photographic retrospective. — Tom Ford
Searching digital skies
The first on-line virtual observatory is getting set to rock ’n’ roll.
— Steve Nadis
Through Andromeda, deeply
Hubble images the deepest view of the cosmos ever.
— Francis Reddy
Camelopardalis and Ursa Minor
Near the North Celestial Pole, the Giraffe and Little Bear are a zoo of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and other cosmic creations. — Tom Polakis
Astronomy in paradise
The Yosemite Star Party offers celestial treats in one of Earth’s most beautiful settings. — Robert Naeye
Basic CCD techniques
A leading deep-sky imager shares his secrets of capturing colorful, razor-sharp CCD images of star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. — Jack B. Newton
Selecting a solar filter
Astronomy tests a battery of filters and summarizes the results. — Rod Pommier
Choosing an eyepiece
Recommendations for a set of eyepieces to last a lifetime.
— Stephen J. Edberg
Astronomy, 2003, September