Enter the Coolest Space Facts Contest

Posted by Karri Ferron
on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Astronomy's March issue, on newsstands now, marks the 500th issue the magazine has had since it was first published in 1973. To mark the milestone, we're exploring "The 500 Coolest Things About Space." The list was a lot of fun for the staff to put together. After all, covering the coolest things about our favorite subject is really why we work for the magazine in the first place.

Each of us has our favorites among the various facts you’ll find throughout the special “500 coolest things” section, and now we want to know yours. Do historical discoveries make the top of your list? Or are you a fan of the weirdest objects in the universe? Is your pick focused on a certain subject, like planetary science? Or are the coolest things about space for you truly varied? We want to find out your favorites with the Coolest Space Facts Contest, which runs now to February 28.

Members of the Astronomy staff will read all the entries and pick their favorite by March 16. The winner will receive a Celestron 114AZ telescope, a 4.5-inch Newtonian reflector. With its included eyepieces, this instrument provides superb views of the Moon, bright planets, and comets. It’s a great beginner telescope and has received rave reviews throughout the amateur astronomy community, including from Astronomy Contributing Editor Mike Reynolds. For complete Coolest Space Facts Contest rules and to enter to win the Celestron 114AZ, visit www.Astronomy.com/500contest.

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