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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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January 2018 issue — on sale now!



What you'll find inside the January 2018 issue:


Back in orbit — Australia to finally get its own space agency.

The race to Mars — In 2020, an armada of explorers will search for signs of life.

Saturn, world of wonder — NASA’s Cassini orbiter's best pictures of the ringed planet.

The killer kilonova — Spotting spacetime ripples from a neutron star smash-up.

2018 observing guide — All the major night sky events coming up in 2018.

January's lunar eclipse — Your complete guide to watching it.


Binocular highlight — See a 'stingray' in the sky.

Under the stars — In awe of celestial curiosities.

Planets — Planets shine in the morning sky.

Meteors — The best meteor showers of 2018.

Double stars — Visit Volans, the 'flying fish'.

Variable stars — Watch a ‘wild and unpredictable’ star.

Comets — A close encounter with the Sun.



Test report We road test Celestron's versatile CGX equatorial mount.

Astronomer’s workbench
A remarkable hi-tech telescope that's two scopes in one!

...and much more.

 2018 Astronomy Yearbook

The Astronomy 2018 yearbook is here! 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. Order your copy today to start planning your 2018 observing schedule. Only $29.95 + 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.