Complementing the much-loved BBC television programme, BBC Sky at Night Magazine is your practical guide to astronomy. Each issue features columns by renowned experts as well as in-depth cosmological features, practical observing tutorials, comprehensive equipment reviews, astrophotography master classes and much, much more.

Additionally, with easy-to follow star charts and expert advice on how to get the most out of the observing month, BBC Sky at Night Magazine is essential reading for both the novice and experienced astronomer.

Subscriptions and Single Issues

Subscriptions are available on monthly or annual terms.

Subscriptions include full premium access to the BBC Sky at Night Magazine channel on Apple News.

You won’t be charged at sign up and can cancel at any point during the trial if you aren’t enjoying the magazine.

Subscriptions prices:

• 1 month £3.99 - €4.99 - $4.99
• 1 year £30.99 - €40.99 - $40.99

Single issue prices:

• £4.99 - €6.99 - $6.99

• Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period
• You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for that product
• You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. This does not affect your statutory rights
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription

*Please Note: Our digital edition does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies*

The subscription will include the current issue if you do not already own it and subsequently published future issues. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.

If you would like to get in touch with the team for more information or support please email or alternatively you can visit our App support page on get in touch via Twitter @IMAppSupport.

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What's New

Version 4.8.0

Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

Now no Crashes and able to download issues


Same as Laf below. uninstall, reinstall. 4 times useless. Locks up, cannot send feedback via app as it will not work. Will be contacting the Sky at Night editorial team to complain. Spoke to Apple to ask them how to get this fiasco of an app removed from the App Store.


After recent updates by developer, can download and store offline, no more app crashes either so far.

Doesn’t Recognise iTunes Subscription


I only give this app 1 star, because I have to delete and restore it each month. This is due to the fact that I have a renewable iTunes subscription and when a new issue becomes available it doesn’t recognise my subscription despite using the restore function. This works perfectly when I delete and re-download the app! Please sort this out as it is really annoying and affects both the iPhone and iPad versions. I have reported this several times but the problem persists.

Excellent and about time.

John Medany

Does what it says on the tin. A shame they have gone down the path of requiring a separate subscription rather than giving print subscribers included access - but thats the norm rather than the exception. I am in the process of moving all my print subscriptions to iPad digital only anyway. Less clutter in the house, more available to read and better for the planet.

As for the app excellent quality, would like more interactive content (slide shows etc) rather than just live links but as a single subscription for a long awaited (I have been getting Sky at Night since issue one) online version excellent and about time.


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  1. BBC Sky at Night magazine £3.99
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  3. 1 Year's Subscription £39.99


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