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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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November/December 2017 issue — on sale October 19



What you'll find inside the November/December 2017 issue:


Searching for ET — Are aliens broadcasting to us from the Andromeda Galaxy?

Hunt for Planet X — Evidence is building that a large world lurks far out beyond Pluto.

A bigger league — Australian astronomers get more access to the world's biggest telescopes.

Earth's dying days — Our future depends on what happens as the Sun ages. It doesn't look good.

Constellation man — Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille named many of our southern constellations.

Totally wow! — First-hand account of August's total solar eclipse.


Binocular highlight — How to spot the Silver Coin galaxy.

Under the stars — A tale of three famous astronomers.

Planets — Watch for Jupiter's planetary pairings.

Meteors — Are you ready for the Leonids and Geminids?

Double stars — Observing binary stars, false and true.

Variable stars — Follow a famous star's climb to peak light.

Comets — Which faint fuzzball will visit our skies this summer?

Deep sky — Explore Eridanus and its river of galaxies.

Solar System — We show you how to spot Uranus and Neptune.

Observing — The night three amateurs saw a quasar.



Test report MallinCam's SkyRaider DS2.3 is three cameras in one.

Astronomer’s workbench
A 63-year-old scope shows they built them tough back then.

...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 $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.