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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: January/February 2018

Our 2018 Sky Almanac explains many of the beautiful lights that sometimes adorn the sky, from the blue of a daytime sky to the shimmering green of an aurora to the multiple colors of a rainbow in our Sky Almanac issue. The almanac also offers skywatching tips for every month of the year, details on meteor showers and the planets, and much 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

In our March/April issue, we’ll introduce you to several groups of researchers preparing for future trips to Mars in simulated Mars environments on Earth. And we’ll tell you about the life of Benjamin Bannaker, a pioneering African-American astronomer of the Revolutionary era.

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cover of 2018 Sky Almanac