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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 2018

Our Summer Reading Issue is up next. We'll bring you excerpts from new books in astronomy and space science. Additionally, we'll have summer 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
  • The latest astronomy news
  • A grab-bag of items about everything from travel to books to the latest astronomy web sites and apps

Download a sample issue (PDF)

In the Next Issue

In our next issue, we’ll explore the idea that life on worlds like Earth may be seeded by asteroid and comet impacts. And we’ll discuss cosmic superlatives — the biggest, the fastest, the oldest, and more.

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cover of the May-June 2018 issue