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 Australian Sky &Telescope Magazine

Australian Sky & Telescope magazine is Australia and New Zealand’s best source for ground-breaking stories about astronomy and space exploration. Published 8 times a year (every 6-7 weeks), the magazine features cutting-edge stories and news from around the world.

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

  •  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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Aug/Sep 2017 issue – on sale July 13th!



What you'll find inside the Aug/Sep 2017 issue:


Weirdest star in the Galaxy — What's happening with ‘Tabby's star’? Are aliens trying to tell us something?

Galaxy killers? — Are black holes the ogres they're made out to be? Or do galaxies need them to survive?

Sharpen up — We show you how to bring out the maximum amount of detail in your astrophotos.

Ring of truth — Who really discovered the famous Ring Nebula?

Explore your backyard sky — Take a tour around the constellations and stars of winter.


Binocular highlight — Find the 'Northern Jewel Box' star cluster.

Under the stars — The wonder and awe of a total solar eclipse.

Planets — Venus does its vanishing trick.

Meteors — A meteor shower that's famous for fireballs.

Double star notes — The ‘double doubles’ of the stellar world.

Variable stars — A sparkle among Milky Way gems.

Comets — Comets for dawn and dusk.

Deep sky — Winter wonders in the ‘Summer Triangle’.


Test report — We try out Sky-Watcher's 82º Panorama eyepieces.

Astronomer’s workbench — Make a solar finder for your telescope.

...and much more.

 2017 Astronomy Yearbook

There are still six months left to go in 2017, and we still have some copies of the Astronomy 2017 available to help you make the most of the observing opportunities in the second half of the year! Written by Australian astronomers for Southern Hemisphere skies, it is your invaluable guide to what’s visible in the night sky. Its 150 pages are packed full of detailed observing information, such as Moon phases, planet antics, eclipses and meteor showers, plus monthly viewing guides. Only $27.95 + postage. Call (02) 9439 1955 to order your copy.

 Digital format also available!

Australian Sky & Telescope magazine is available in digital format for you to read on your computer or tablet. The current issue, and all back issues from the start of 2011, are available now. To subscribe, visit Australian Sky & Telescope's page on the Zinio website.