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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: May/June 2017

In May/June, we bring you our special Summer Reading Issue, in which we recommend new books. We’ve got feature-length excerpts from four new books in astronomy and space science, plus astronomy news, skywatching tips and charts, and Merlin's answers to your questions.

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

Our next issue will focus on the Great American Eclipse. On August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible across a wide swath of the United States, with a partial eclipse in store for the rest of country. We’ll tell you how to make the most of it.

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2017 Sky Almanac

The 2017 Sky Almanac provides month-by-month skywatching tips for the entire year, and focuses on astronomical objects and events as depicted in popular culture. More information »

cover of May-June 2017 issue