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May/June 2016 issue – on sale April 14!

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Inside the May/June 2016 issue – on sale April 14:

Mapping the primordial cosmos

Astronomers are combing through the largest map of galaxies ever produced to find the echoes of the ancient waves that shaped our universe.

Untwinkling the stars

Find out how the world’s largest telescopes users lasers to conquer the tempestuous atmosphere, producing results better than the Hubble Space Telescope.

Anomalous appearances

Will modern observations of May's Mercury transit stack up to the historical record?

Choosing a camera for astrophotography

The question isn’t which is best, but which is best for your goals. We show you how to choose the best camera for your photographic projects.

Shoot the Moon with a smartphone

It’s easy to take high-quality images of the lunar face. We show you how, with just a simple pocket digital camera or smartphone.

Big fish, small tackle

Grab your binoculars and drop a line into the deep pool of the Virgo Galaxy Cluster.

Test Report

We put Meade’s 25-cm LX600-ACF telescope to the test.

...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’re zooming 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 May/June issue will be released on April 14. 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.
 2016 Astronomy Yearbook



The Australian-produced Astronomy 2016 yearbook is your 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. Only $27.95 + postage. Call (02) 9439 1955 to order your copy.


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