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Australian Sky & Telescope is a magazine published by professional publishers with decades of experience in the publishing industry behind them. We understand the needs of our advertisers and are keen to work with you to realise your goals.

Available in all of the major newsagencies throughout Australia, Australian Sky & Telescope provides a wide distribution.

On-time publication is an important aspect of advertising. It allows your advertisement to be on display in shops for the full period indicated below, and gives advertisers the confidence to plan for special promotions. Through Australian Sky & Telescope, advertisers now have a local astronomy magazine that delivers to a strong readership that appreciates reliability.

Australian Sky & Telescope offers the Australian astronomy market a publishing schedule that is consistent and predictable. Our regular advertisers are able to have their products on show to readers throughout the entire year.

Closing and On-sale dates for Australian Sky & Telescope

Issue Booking deadline Material close On Sale*

January 2018

25 October 2017

3 November 2017

7 December 2018

Feb/Mar 2018

6 December 2017

15 December 2017

18 January 2018

April 2018

24 January 2018

2 February 2017

8 March 2018

May/Jun 2018

7 March 2018

16 March 2018

19 April 2018

July 2018

25 April 2018

4 May 2018

7 June 2018

Aug/Sep 2018

6 June 2018

15 June 2018

19 July 2018

October 2018

25 July 2018

3 August 2018

6 September 2018

Nov/Dec 2018

5 September 2018

14 September 2018

18 October 2018

* Note: These are newsstand ‘on sale’ dates. Subscribers generally receive their magazines several days earlier.

We request that changes to ongoing booked advertising requirements for regular advertisers please be notified by the above Advertising deadline dates. Advertisers appearing in more than one successive issue will be assumed to be repeating their advertisement unless new artwork is supplied by the above material closing dates.

Specifications & Requirements

Print process

Web offset

Binding process


Publication trim size

222mm x 276mm

Dimensions – Non-bleed

Double page spread

414mm x 248mm

Full page

192mm x 248mm

Two-thirds page

125mm x 248mm

Half page (horizontal)

192mm x 122mm

Half page (vertical)

125mm x 184mm

One-third page (square)

125mm x 122mm

One-third pages (vertical)

58mm x 248mm

Quarter page (square)

93mm x 122mm

Quarter page (horizontal)

125mm x 58mm

Quarter page (vertical)

58mm x 122mm

Dimensions – Bleed

Full page

230mm x 284mm

Trim Size

222mm x 276mm

Double page spread

453mm x 284mm

Trim size

445mm x 276mm

Hold “live” matter

5mm from the trim

Market Place ads

One-third (vertical)

57mm x 248mm

One-quarter (vertical)

57mm x 186mm

One-sixth (horizontal)

117mm x 59mm

One-sixth (vertical)

57mm x 122mm


57mm x 89mm


57mm x 59mm