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October 2016 issue – out now!

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Inside the October 2016 issue – on sale now:

Seeing the invisible universe

Astronomers are mapping tiny distortions in the images of distant galaxies to study the invisible — dark matter and dark energy.

Making a million stars

Crashing code, random black holes and months of work lost to mistakes as astrophysicists battle to create star clusters in a computer.

Astronomy & big, big data

How will astronomers cope with the tsunamis of raw data soon to pour in from wide-field surveys?

Meet the Minkowskis

The Minkowski catalogue of planetary nebulae will keep you at the eyepiece for years to come. We show you how to find them.

Southern sky tour, Part 3

Wrapping up our deep sky tour, we take a look at 20 of the best southern galaxies.


We show you how to manage your imaging workflow with PixInsight software to get the most out of your deep sky photos.

Test Report

We go spacewalking with Meade's new MWA 100° eyepieces.

...and much more.


"Australian Sky & full of fat, fibre, and finger-lickin' goodness." – Sydney Morning Herald

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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We’ve zoomed to Zinio!

As Apple is no longer supporting the format used for Australian Sky & Telescope’s iTunes digital edition, we’re now focusing on the easy-to-access Zinio version. Publications on the Zinio platform can be read on any device and any operating system — whether iOS, Android or others — making it easy for all digital subscribers to access their magazine anywhere, anytime.

All new digital subscriptions will automatically be on the Zinio platform. If you have an existing iTunes subscription to Australian Sky & Telescope, please contact us to arrange to have it converted to the Zinio platform – the process is quick, easy and free. Just call us (02) 9439 1955 or email


 Digital Australian Sky & Telescope

Now you can read Australian Sky & Telescope anytime, anywhere

Australian Sky & Telescope magazine is available in digital format for you to read on your computer or tablet. The October 2016 issue is now out. Plus, all the back issues going back to the start of 2011 are also available. To subscribe, visit Australian Sky & Telescope's page on the Zinio website, or click here.
 2017 Astronomy Yearbook


The Australian-produced Astronomy 2017 yearbook will soon be here. 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 planet and constellation viewing guides. Keep checking back for availability, or see the ad in the November/December issue of Australian Sky & Telescope.


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