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: November/December 2014

Sorting Out Dwarf Planets

Sorting Out Dwarf Planets

The label may not please everyone, but these small worlds could help solve some mysteries of the early solar system. Spacecraft are on target to provide our first close looks at two of them next year

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for astronomy-themed gifts for your family and friends? We’ve compiled selections for both children and adults, from toys and clothing to books and videos. Happy holidays!

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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Our Sky Almanac 2015 is coming your way soon. The 32-page issue will deliver skywatching tips, anniversaries in astronomy and spaceflight, and more for each month, as well as the scoop on next year’s meteor showers and eclipses.

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