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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 2019

Our July/August issue is all about the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, from ongoing science to celebrations planned all across the U.S.

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

In our September/October issue, astronomer Barbara Ryden discusses the latest research into how magnetic fields influence star formation. And Nick D’Alto returns to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Léon Foucault, the French physicist whose pendulum proved to the 19th century masses that Earth rotates on an axis.

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StarDate: July/August 2019