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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 2019

Our May/June issue brings you excerpts from new books in astronomy and space science to spice up your summer reading. We'll also bring you summer skywatching notes and charts, Merlin's answers, 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

July marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, and we’ll have details on how you can join the celebrations. And we’ll tell you how scientists are still gleaning secrets about the Moon from the rocks and soil brought back by the Apollo astronauts, and explain how McDonald Observatory was involved in the missions.

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cover of May-June 2019 issue