Since 1987, Astronomy Now magazine has been essential reading for astronomers in the UK and around the world. Each month, the magazine contains features, reviews, news and practical guides on all aspects of astronomy, from the latest scientific discoveries to advice for those discovering the night sky for the first time.

Individual issues are available for £4.50 or less. Subscribe monthly for £3.99. A six month subscription for six issues is £17.99 or get 12 issues with the annual subscription of £32.99.

Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account when your free trial period ends. Your subscription to Astronomy Now automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal at the same price within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage your subscription through Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Free trials are only available to new subscribers.

What’s New

Version 2.0.0

We've completely redesigned the app for a better reading experience on iPad and iPhone screens of all sizes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

AstroPaul ,

Barriers and Complications...

OK, so we downloaded this, expecting it to provide a free sample issue to test out the app.

No dice. Even though there is a "Preview Issue" listed (the others have prices), you cannot read the issue without subscribing!

After you tap "READ", you are given a choice of "Subscribe" or "$5.99"-- which is NO choice at all.

Then, adding insult to injury, there is no back button there and no way of exiting-- tapping, double tapping, tapping behind the dialog box, etc. do NOT work.

You can slide from one story to the next, but they are faded out, left in the background, behind the ever present and insulting choices of "Subscribe" or "$5.99"!!

[Eventually, one discovers that a precise tap in an unmarked location in the upper left corner works -- yet it returns you to a set of categorized stories in the issue, not to where you started from! There, though, a home icon returns you to the start.]

Come on, AN-- Sky & Tel and Astronomy Magazine both have apps that let you read a preview without extra steps and test out how their magazine reading app works.

You need to do the same.

In the meantime, to be fair, I'll rate you right in the middle at 3 stars. Your magazine has a great reputation, but this app does not let us try it out or see how well your digital edition works.

Please fix things!

RonF63 ,

Love the magazine - not the app

I have subscribed to Astronomy Now for several years. I did this online using an iPad. For the most part it was good. This year they decided to modify the app. I want the old one back! The old one was like the magazine and could be navigated like the magazine. The new one has a new interface which is not like the magazine. Also with the new app I can get to previously purchased issues. If I want to see those I have to keep the old app, so now I have two. Bring back the previous app. The old adage is "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

drewi2007 ,

Downloaded content deleted it self

Downloaded content deleted it self


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Age Rating
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