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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 2016

Head in the CloudsOur Summer Reading Issue is here! In it, you'll find excerpts from new books in astronomy and space science. We'll also bring you skywatching tips and charts, plus the latest astronomy news.

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 next issue, we will bring you up to date on New Horizons, explaining the discoveries made so far by the historic flyby of Pluto and its cadre of moons. And we will help you get ready for late summer skywatching, including the Perseid meteor shower.

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cover of May-June 2016 issue