In Sky & Telescope magazine, you’ll find everything you need to know to observe and understand the sky.
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Expert observing tips and techniques for every celestial object and season
A star map — your guide to the stars and planets visible that month
A celestial calendar — never miss important celestial events in your sky
Science features that shed light on the universe’s mysteries
Reviews of telescopes and other astronomy-related equipment
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Ratings and Reviews
Poor customer support
Sky & Telescope switched to a new platform to view issues. The new platform refuses to recognize my subscription. S&T was made aware of this problem over the summer and continued to support the old platform for a few months while this was being addressed. Now that is no longer an option and Zinio hosting them now refuses to recognize my subscription. S&T refuses to assist as I’m an iTunes subscriber. To me that’s a rather unacceptable position for them to take. iTunes shows my subscription is valid and refers me to S&T. Zinio has been show a screen shot of my subscription being valid and I still have zero issues. They’ll probably eventually resolve this. However it was a known issue months ago so it must not have been much of a priority. Until all parties involved stop pointing fingers at each other I’d steer clear of a digital subscription.
Unable to access my digital subscriptions
After MANY unhelpful, canned emails from customer support telling me how to “fix” the access issue, I finally realized two things:
1) they are not really reading the problem reports I’m sending. Their suggestions are pulled from a standard, useless list of actions such as “reinstall the app” “redownload your subscriptions” etc.
2) they have no idea how to fix the problems and haven’t tested it themselves.
For those who try this app in spite of the terrible reviews. I suggest you not plan to read subscriptions without a free WiFi connection available. As soon as you lose access to the web, the issues will disappear or refuse to open.
The workaround is to go to a browser and download the issues to a pdf file for offline access. Very clumsy.
Great magazine, app needs an update.
I love Sky and Telescope magazine and have subscribed for many years. No issue there. My critique is for the app, which has at least (for me) one very annoying bug: On my iPad Air under iOS 11, if you attempt to open the app without an internet connection, say on an airplane, it will crash, repeatably. Opening the app with an internet connection is no problem. The best workaround I’ve found is to launch the app while still having a connection and open an issue prior to boarding the plane, but even that does not always work if too much time elapses. Really annoying! While I’m not 100% sure this behavior began with iOS 11, I believe so. The app could really use an update!
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