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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: September/October 2018

In our September/October issue, we'll bring you up to date on the mysterious class of black holes that are heavier than exploded stars but lighter than those in galactic hearts. We'll also introduce you to a group of amateur astronomers that hunts for lost satellites, sometimes helping space agencies re-establish contact with them.

 

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

Our November/December issue brings you a holiday treat: Nick D’Alto returns with a feature on how — and when! — cultures around the world celebrate the new year based on different heavenly markers. And editor Rebecca Johnson will bring you up to speed on New Horizons’ upcoming post-Pluto encounter with another distant world.

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cover of September-October 2018 issue