Astronomy 2009 special issue of Physics World
To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009, Physics World has devoted the whole of its March issue to the exploration of the cosmos.
The issue includes interviews with leading figures from the world of astronomy, who reveal what they think are the biggest challenges for the subject.
Other feature articles look at the search for exoplanets, the development of planetary exploration, the return to the Moon, astronomers' plans for extra-large telescopes, and the legacy of Galileo. We also showcase five iconic images from astronomy.
International Year of Astronomy, UK