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
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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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What's New


- Bug fixes
- Performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings

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!

Great magazine, frustrating app


The convenience of digital editions is great. I've had no problems accessing issues I've paid for. I enjoy the simplicity of the app and think that makes for a better reading experience. However, the app does not save your place!! If you leave the app for too long, or at all on older devices, it closes the issue you're reading and the next time you open the app, you're back at the home screen. Then you have to open the issue back up and go back to where you left off. So be sure to pay attention to the page you're on if you're going to close the app! This is, in my opinion, unacceptable for a reading app. Please fix this!

Don’t waste your money


I paid for a renewing monthly subscription, was charged 2x at the monthly rate stating in May. The July edition was out that day. Here it is July 4th and this is the only issue that shows in this lousy app. Paid for 2 months for 1 edition. If the August edition doesn’t become available until after I can go buy it at the store not worth the cost and who knows if another edition will ever show up. Canceled today as still have not seen the August edition show up. Waste of money and no way to contact anyone about what’s going on. Might try the kindle edition or directly from the publisher, but this app is a money trap. Be warned!


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English, French
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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