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 Australian Sky & Telescope

Australia's Astronomy and Space Magazine

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"Australian Sky & full of fat, fibre, and finger-lickin' goodness." - Sydney Morning Herald, October 31, 2005

Australian Sky & Telescope is the Australian astronomy magazine that brings you throughout the year:

  • Timely observing guides for the night sky
  • Renowned test reviews on astronomy equipment
  • Reports on what amateurs around the country are doing
  • The finest astronomy features and news coverage
  • Inspiring astrophotos from our readers

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Inside the August/September 2015 issue of Australian Sky & Telescope, you’ll find:

Pluto: mission accomplished!

Our first up-close pictures of Pluto and its moons, courtesy of NASA's New Horizons fly-by mission. By Jonathan Nally

The man who put the names on the Moon

Giambattista Riccioli had a grander plan than meets the eye — and perhaps a secret agenda. By Andrew Livingston

Planck upholds standard cosmology

Latest analysis of the universe’s oldest light provides an exquisite look at the cosmos. By Camille M. Carlisle

The science of Jules Verne's fiction

Nineteenth-century science and technology shaped two classic tales of imaginary spaceflight. By Dean Regas


Tips for getting the best photos with your one-shot colour camera. By Warren Keller

Test Report:

Deep-Sky Planner 6 software. By Rod Mollise

...and much more.


Planck Spacecraft Shuts Down

After four years of exquisite observations, the latest mission to study the universe's earliest light has been shuttered. But this end is a happy one and comes with a significant cosmological legacy.  Read more


 Digital Australian Sky & Telescope


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Australian Sky & Telescope magazine is available in digital format for you to read on your computer or tablet. Our August/September 2015 issue is now available, along with all the back issues going back to the start of 2011. To subscribe, visit Australian Sky & Telescope's page on the Zinio website, or click here.
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 2015 Astronomy Calendar



These calendars have been so popular that we've completely sold out of them! Please check back later in 2015 for the 2016 Astronomy Calendar.


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