Your Guide to the Universe

StarDate magazine keeps you in touch with the universe with detailed skywatching information, in-depth features, the latest astronomy news, and more. Six issues per year, including the Sky Almanac issue in January! Subscribe today!

Current Issue: May/June 2015

To the Stars

To the Stars

Our Summer Reading Issue is coming your way in May. We’ll recommend new books in astronomy and space science, and bring you feature-length excerpts from some of our favorites. And of course, we’ll bring you tips to start your summer stargazing.


In Every Issue

  • Skywatching highlights and star charts to help you keep tabs on the sky
  • Merlin answers your most compelling questions about the universe

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In the Next Issue

We’ll celebrate the 25th anniversary of Magellan’s arrival at Venus with a look back at its finds and a look forward to future Venus science. And we’ll shed light on innovations that enable ground-based research telescopes to do more than ever.

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