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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: January/February 2019

Our 2019 Sky Almanac brings you a year's worth of skywatching tips, skymaps, anniversaries in astronomy and spaceflight, and more.

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
  • The latest astronomy news
  • A grab-bag of items about everything from travel to books to the latest astronomy web sites and apps

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In the Next Issue

As the work of Kepler space telescope comes to a close, we’ll tell you about the planet-hunting satellite’s accomplishments and fill you in on its successors. We’ll also introduce you to a quartet of women astronomers from antiquity.

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cover of the 2019 Sky Almanac