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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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October 2017 issue – on sale August 31!



What you'll find inside the October 2017 issue:


The death star enigma —  What astronomers are learning about neutron stars.

Dark matter —  Are we looking in all the wrong places?

Scrap scope —  The biggest-ever refractor telescope's sad story.

Fake photos —  Seeing isn't always believing in the digital astronomy age.

Eyepieces —  Choosing the best ones for viewing the planets.


Binocular highlight — Gazing at Charles Messier's second fuzzball.

Under the stars — The stellar splendour of deep, dark skies.

Planets — Watch as the superior planets depart the scene.

Meteors — All eyes are on Orion for the Orionids.

Double star notes — Dipping back into Aquarius.

Variable stars — Don't miss R Horologii's maximum light.

Comets — An oddball comet makes a comeback to our skies.

Deep sky — Track these phantoms of the deep sky.



Test report We put iOptron's AZ Mount Pro to the test.

Astronomer’s workbench — 
Build the 'Swiss Army Knife' of observing stools.

...and much more.

 2017 Astronomy Yearbook

There are still six months left to go in 2017, and we still have some copies of the Astronomy 2017 available to help you make the most of the observing opportunities in the second half of the year! 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. 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.