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August/September 2016 issue – on sale now!

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Inside the August/September 2016 issue – on sale now:

Southern stunners

Check out the amazing winning photos from the Astronomical Society of NSW’s annual astrophotography competition.

The mystery of fast radio bursts

Astronomers have discovered more than a dozen ultrabright, ultrabrief flashes of radio waves, their sources still unknown.

Cold, dark, deep

Grab your telescope and cross over to the dark side, as you hunt the inky black nebulae of Aquila.

The SPIRIT lives on

A high-tech telescope in Perth is giving students a taste of what it's like to do real science.

Pluto has the last laugh

For a ‘non-planet,’ Pluto sure has some amazing planetary traits. We show you how to spot it in the night sky.

Southern sky tour, Part 2

Continuing our sky tour, we invite you to try our list of the Top 20 nebulae of the southern skies.


Learn how to combine astrophotos using DeepSkyStacker software.

Test Report

We put Astro-Tech’s 14-inch Richey-Chretien telescope to the test.

...and much more.


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

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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We’ve zoomed to Zinio!

As Apple is no longer supporting the format used for Australian Sky & Telescope’s iTunes digital edition, we’re now focusing on the easy-to-access Zinio version. Publications on the Zinio platform can be read on any device and any operating system — whether iOS, Android or others — making it easy for all digital subscribers to access their magazine anywhere, anytime.

All new digital subscriptions will automatically be on the Zinio platform. If you have an existing iTunes subscription to Australian Sky & Telescope, please contact us to arrange to have it converted to the Zinio platform – the process is quick, easy and free. Just call us (02) 9439 1955 or email


 Digital Australian Sky & Telescope

Now you can read Australian Sky & Telescope anytime, anywhere

Australian Sky & Telescope magazine is available in digital format for you to read on your computer or tablet. The August/September 2016 issue is now out. Plus, all the back issues going back to the start of 2011 are also available. To subscribe, visit Australian Sky & Telescope's page on the Zinio website, or click here.
 2016 Astronomy Yearbook



The Australian-produced Astronomy 2016 yearbook is your 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 planet and constellation viewing guides. Only $27.95 + postage. Call (02) 9439 1955 to order your copy.


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