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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: July/August 2017

Chasing a ShadowOur July/August issue of StarDate magazine focuses 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 tell you how to make the most of it.

 

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

Cassini’s mission to Saturn is coming to an end in September, and we’ll bring you an overview of what it has uncovered about the planet, its beautiful rings, and its retinue of dozens of moons — including massive and mysterious Titan.

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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 July-August 2017 issue