TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Other Side of the Story By Richard Tresch Fienberg
Superduper Supernova, Titan's Sierras, The First Triple Quasar, and more . . .
By Jonathan McDowell
50 & 25 Years Ago
By Leif J. Robinson
Spotlight On . . . The Blue Witch
The Witch Head Nebula shines by reflected glory, thanks to its proximity to one of the sky's brightest stars. By Ken Croswell
Battlefield Galactica: Dark Matter vs. MOND
Most astronomers think galaxies are dominated by dark matter. But a few think Newton's theory of gravity is fundamentally flawed. By Govert Schilling
Global Surveyor's Last Hurrah
Before falling silent last November, NASA's intrepid Mars orbiter found evidence of recent water flows and fresh impact craters. By Andrew Chaikin
Count Light Pollution Out!
Want to fight the spread of artificial skyglow? Volunteer to count some stars this month! By Fred Schaaf
Rambling Through the Skies: Private Astronomy
Today's constellations may be officially sanctioned, but the sky was once a free-for-all for anyone who cared to redraw it. By E. C. Krupp
Northern Hemisphere's Sky
Layers of Constellations By Fred Schaaf
Northern Binocular Highlight
M67: Cancer's Other Cluster By Gary Seronik
Southern Binocular Highlight
Underappreciated NGC 3201 By Les Dalrymple
Southern Hemisphere's Sky
Clustered Along the Milky Way By Greg Bryant
Sun, Moon, and Planets
Planets of Dusk and Dawn By Fred Schaaf
Exploring the Moon
Mystery Maria By Charles A. Wood
Two Dark-Side Occultations of Regulus By Alan MacRobert
The Lion's Lair By Sue French
S&T Test Report: Smarter Observing with Deep-Sky Planner 4
Are you a time-challenged skygazer? This new software for PCs running Windows can help you organize and log your observations and images. By David Ratledge
New Product Showcase
Portable Pier Lift, Filtering the Skyglow, and more . . .
Books & Beyond
Of Once and Future Planets, Mapping the Sky onto the Page, and more . . .
High-Definition Living By Stuart J. Goldman
Sharing the Sky By David H. Levy
What would our galaxy look like to an observer in the Large Magellanic Cloud? and more . . .
Reader Photos of the Great Comet of 2007
A Lesson in What We Don't Know By Ben A. Shaberman