We are a printed forum of the activities relating to Amateur Astronomers around the world. Our magazine is written by amateur astronomers, for amateur astronomers.
Over the course of the past 21 years, we have covered telescopes, large and small, amateur telescope making (ATM), mirror grinding, collimating tips, observing techniques, astronomical equipment reviews, home observatories, professional observatories, observing lists, profiles of amateur astronomers, star parties, dark sites, imaging tips and techniques, observing logs, astronomical travel logs, astronomy businesses and their owners, DIY astronomical projects, cosmology, science and astronomy outreach. In short, we are about all the things and people that make this hobby special.
In The Current Issue # 86 (Spring 2015)
Our Cover: Alan Dyer instructs our readers on how to produce and process stunning nightscape time lapses. Alan shot the cover image of The Milky Way over Athabasca Glacier and the Columbia Icefields at Jasper National Park. It is a composite shot. Read about how you can produce exceptional images and time lapse movies with your DSLR. Arie Otte details how to effectively merge images in a Binoscope. Rick Schrantz covers special techniques for coaxing maximum detail out of Venus by imaging with an Ultra-violet filter and Craig and Tammy Temple cover tips for creating a Solar Mosaic.
We have lots of observing articles: “Seeing Deep”, “Deep Sky Treasures”, “On The Moon”, “Focus on the Moon” “Sunspots”, and “Looking South”. Mel Bartels discusses a novel approach to observing; changing telescopes rather than eyepieces in “Unobserved Nebula” Mel discusses building affordable rich field telescopes and observing large nebulae structures beyond our reach with narrower fields. Master mirror maker Mike Lockwood delves into optics with “Four Lessons in Mirror Testing”. This article will help you discern challenges you may be having with your optics and how to correct them.
Our Star Person this issue is Pranvera Hyseni (pictured at right). This young nineteen year old woman has been making a huge difference in her country and beyond it’s borders by thinking globally in doing public outreach and increasing awareness and a sense of wonder about our celestial neighborhood. Read her story and be inspired to make a difference.
“21 Years of Amateur Astronomy Magazine“
Available as a 2 DVD set.
Volume I contains issues 1 – 54
Volume II contains issues 55 – 84
Also available as a complete set of the entire 84 quarterly issues spanning 21 years