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Print edition

$28 for one year

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. More »



$28 for one year

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. More »




$45 for one year

Get a print and digital StarDate subscription together for $40. 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. More »


Get Additional Subscriptions for $20!

Become a new StarDate subscriber, renew your subscription, or give a gift subscription, then use the discount code sent by email to get additional gift subscriptions to StarDate for 30% off (a savings of $8 per subscription).

International Subscribers

Print and combo subscriptions offered on this page are available to U.S. subscribers only. Digital subscriptions may be purchased by anyone. Check our print subscription page for more information on getting StarDate mailed to a non-U.S. address.

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Join the Friends of McDonald Observatory. With a $50 contribution, you'll receive a discount on a year of StarDate, free admission to the McDonald Observatory Visitors Center, Star Party passes, and more. 

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Can I Read the Digital Edition on My iPad, Kindle or Nook?

Yes. The digital edition of StarDate is provided as an interactive PDF file. When you subscribe you'll get immediate access to the current issue. Then, you will get instructions by email for downloading future issues. StarDate is published bi-monthly in January, March, May, July, September, and November. 

Please follow your e-reader manufacturer's instructions for transferring the digital edition of StarDate to your iPad, Kindle or Nook by USB cable or email:

iPad: Viewing, syncing, saving, and printing PDFs on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Kindle: Transferring, downloading, and sending files to Kindle

Nook: How to transfer PDFs to a Nook