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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: September/October 2015

Arts & Science

Arts & Science

Alvan Clark & Sons built the biggest telescopes of the 19th century. Many of their creations, which are venerated for their artistry as well as their science, are still gazing at the night sky.

Looking for dark skies for stargazing? Try your luck at national parks

Dark Parks

Looking for dark skies for stargazing? Try your luck at national parks.


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

In our November/December issue, we’ll bring you up to date on a plethora of research projects working to understand the Sun. And we’ll explain how astronomers from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment used Europe’s great cathedrals as solar observatories. 

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