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Current Issue: May/June 2014

A bequest from an eccentric Texas banker launched a series of events that would

Of Sound Mind

A bequest from an eccentric Texas banker launched a series of events that would lead to the dedication of McDonald Observatory 75 years ago.

The hunt for the remains of an exploding star ranges from the ocean floor to the

Cosmic Iron Comes Down to Earth

The hunt for the remains of an exploding star ranges from the ocean floor to the surface of the Moon.


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Our Summer Reading Issue is coming your way in July/August, with feature-length excerpts from new books in astronomy and space science. And as always, we’ll bring you two months’ worth of skywatching tips and charts, plus the latest astronomy news.

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