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 2015

Fishing for Solar Secrets

Fishing for Solar Secrets

New technology is allowing astronomers to learn more about the Sun than ever before

The Heavens Through A Pinhole

The Heavens Through A Pinhole

Europe’s great cathedrals once performed cutting-edge astronomy, helping to reveal the workings of the solar system

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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