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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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July 2017 issue – on sale June 1st!



Inside the July 2017 issue:


Radio revolution — The world’s biggest telescope takes shape on two continents.

Comet clues — What have we learned from the Rosetta mission?

Alien skies — Are any of Trappist-1’s earth-sized stars habitable?

Buyer's guide — These star-trackers make panoramic sky shots a snap.

Lunar tour — Our easy guide to the Moon’s main features.


Binocular highlight — Spotting stars in the ‘serpent's fang’.

Under the stars — Be like Frodo, and view through the sky’s ‘high window’.

Planets — Spot these beacons of the evening and morning.

Meteors — These showers are the ‘three amigos’ of meteors.

Double star notes — Visiting the stars of Scorpius.

Variable stars — An intriguing star with a 150-year observing legacy.

Comets — A Kiwi comet makes a return to our skies.

Deep sky — Enter the den of dark nebulae in the constellation Lupus..


Test report — Celestron's NexStar Evolution 9.25

Astronomer’s workbench — An amazing telescope made from wood!

...and much more.


 2017 Astronomy Yearbook

The Astronomy 2017 yearbook is now 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 2017 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 July 2017 issue is now available, as are all back issues from the start of 2011. To subscribe, visit Australian Sky & Telescope's page on the Zinio website.