A Letter From The Editor
As a child staring at the night sky, it's easy to think of the heavens as a vast miracle, mostly undiscovered and teeming with beauty. Perhaps the amazing part about the stars and the planets in our solar system, however, is the way further study shows this to be true. We know very little about the surface-workings of most of our neighbor planets, and what we do know ranges from fantastical explosions to ruggedly beautiful ice and rock. This issue explores the planets of our solar system. The information and facts go in depth for adults, or keep things light and simple for reading to and discussing with younger children. Other intriguing topics are explored, such as the possibility of manned trips to other planets, or another manned trip to our moon. Most excitingly, we have a few guides to get anyone started with using a telescope to enjoy the night sky.