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StarDate keeps you in touch with the universe with detailed skywatching information, in-depth features, and the latest astronomy news. Subscribe today and get the current issue, plus five more full-color issues printed and mailed to your U.S. address. Enjoy the convenience of having our interactive, digital edition of StarDate magazine delivered to your email in-box every other month. Subscribe now and you'll get instant access to the current issue. Then, you will get instructions by email for downloading future issues. Get a print and digital StarDate subscription together for $36. Order a combo subscription and get the current issue today plus the next five in PDF format by email. You'll also get each glossy, printed copy mailed to your U.S. address.
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