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    Hey! I've been looking into a yearly subscription for a monthly magazine and was wondering what would be the best bang for my buck. I'd like something that talked about the night sky for that specific month and what I should look for, along with any other cool events/objects that month. Any recommendations would be appreciated, thanks!
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    I like SkyNews and Astronomy Now but have not had subscriptions in a few years so not sure of pricing anymore.
    I used to read Astronomy and Sky & Telescope but they seem to be more ads and almost every equipment review the gear is excellent even if people are complaining about it....
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    Other than Sky and Telescope and Astronomy (for which I used have a subscription) these days I usually peruse astronomy technology today. (not exactly what you're after though)

    https://astronomytechnologytoday.com

    For images and genuine information these days, fora and websites such as this are the way to go; learning, problem solving and meeting people with similar interests you can have with an immediacy not available to the printed journals / magazines. IMHO

    I can't say much about the UK's Astronomy Now or the BBC Sky at Night, it has been too many years since I last read them, but I do seem to remember the ads were getting a bit over the top.

    Maybe explore some of the European journals - the French and German in particular, there are some excellent articles available if one is willing to use a translator or has a little patience.

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    Hi Bryson. I have had on again/off again subscriptions to Sky & telescope magazine since 1966 and Astronomy magazine since 1971. I like the "nuts and bolts" and "hands on" coverage in Sky & Telescope the best. After a fight with health issues this last week, my wife (Sheri) and I got to finally have my Birthday dinner at Cracker Barrel this last Sunday. We stopped at the Avenues Mall on the way home, and I rounded out my Birthday presents with the latest issues of Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, the excellent Canadian publication SkyNews, and Biblical Archaeology Review at Books A Million. I hope this helps Bryson, and the very best of regards.
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    Yes sadly most magazines just become advertisments, I bought the gemsone magazine in Oz for years but eventually it became just an ad for gold detectors, pictures of huge nuggets etc .. I've also noticed that the caravan and motorhome and camping magazines all have the same editors.. its a sign of the Times. Cut and paste and even cut and paste the spelling mistakes, haha I know Im getting a bit cynical. But if all you get is adds you may as well save your money and look online... I feel better getting that off my chest.
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    Here is Astronomy magazine for $18.99 per year, yes this place is legitimate. If you watch they will go on-sale for around $15 every so often.
    https://www.subscriptionaddiction.co...FRCqaQodM-QD2Q
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    Astronomy Now is a UK magazine so some of it would not interest anyone outside the UK, but it is 132 pages, so you get plenty for your money.

    https://shop.astronomynow.com/
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    I have a subscription to Sky & Tel. It was the premier magazine but I don't think it's as good as it used to be. (I bought my first copy around 1968. )

    Astronomy used to impress me as a fluffy beginner magazine, but I think they've raised the level of their content. I often prefer their observing articles to S&T now.

    I really like Sky News but it only comes out 6 times a year (I think). I just buy it at my bookstore rather than subscribing.

    And my favorite is Astronomy Now even though I'm in the States. AN seems to me to be what S&T was when S&T was riding high. It's quite pricey though here.

    All of these publications have Web sites with a lot of free articles on them. You might want to surf their sites some and see whose writing style and content you prefer before subscribing to anything.

    There are also several professional astronomy sites with free content if you want to go a little deeper.
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    Astronomy Now is a UK magazine so some of it would not interest anyone outside the UK, but it is 132 pages, so you get plenty for your money.

    https://shop.astronomynow.com/
    Of all my monthly astronomy mag subs, AN is by far my favorite. For me. it's well worth the 'import' price to the US.
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    I quite like this online.

    https://www.skyandtelescope.com/

 

 
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