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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: November/December 2016

Stars & StripesIn this issue, learn how an eclipse influenced a presidential election more than a century ago, and get up to date on Eta Carinae, a closely studied star that could explode as a supernova. Buy this issue


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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Our next issue is the 2017 Sky Almanac. We’ll bring you a year’s worth of skywatching tips, skymaps, anniversaries in astronomy and space flight, and more.

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