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Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« on: December 24, 2017, 06:00:52 PM »
I think Id like to register to those magazines.  Sky & Telescope or Astronomy magazine.  I can only get one that one is better?



Michael Timmons

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Re: Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 11:14:42 PM »
I use Sky & Telescope. I stopped Astronomy magazine because they insist on putting South-up in their pictures and diagrams. I live in the northern hemisphere.

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Re: Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 11:26:19 PM »
Overall, I enjoy S&T more. They seem to have better technical articles. But I still subscribe to both.

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Re: Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 01:04:21 AM »
That's a tough one. I slightly prefer the technicalarticles in S & T, but prefer the regular columns in Astronomy. I was making that hard decision a year ago and opted to renew my subscription to S & T. (My wife then promptly renewed Astronomy as a surprise birthday gift!)

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Re: Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 10:49:03 PM »
I much prefer S&T. Astronomy looks like layout is done by a dyslexic, color blind, angry 9 year-old with attention deficit problems and is just hard to read. S&T is well written with very good observing ideas and tips. Their regular contributors seem to be a very likable group of folks.
Just my opinion.

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Re: Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 12:50:31 AM »
I subscribe to both, life is simply too short to not have all of the best. Both mags are excellent despite those who complain about almost everything. Sky &Tel #1 !!!!!!!!
You will die with money in the bank, subscribe to both and ENJOY!!!!!!!

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Re: Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 02:04:21 AM »
I find Astronomy to be better at updating me on the happenings in the professional astronomy world, new findings etc. I find S&T to be better at keeping me up to date on amateur astronomy and putting resources regarding what to look at each month in my hands.

If your interest is understanding the cosmos better I would suggest Astronomy. If your interest is understanding amateur astronomy better and finding great views/interesting events you can observe, S&T.

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Re: Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 09:29:15 AM »
I find S & T more enjoyable.

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Re: Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 12:09:00 PM »
I subscribe to both magazines, along with Amateur Astronomy. If I had to choose between the two, my pick would be Sky & Telescope.

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Re: Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2017, 03:42:28 AM »
If I could only subscribe to one it would be Sky & Telescope!

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Re: Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 09:07:05 AM »
They still make paper magazines?

I haven't read either in decades, but back in the 70's & 80's it was Astronomy for me. More awe-inspiring pictures but I read it mostly for the ads. I lusted after a C8 just as much as I lusted after...well, certain objects in 'other' magazines back in those days.

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Re: Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2018, 04:15:48 AM »
This question comes up frequently. I subscribe to both. However, to make a good decision regarding only subscribing to one, I recommend this. Subscribe to both--for two or three months. Carefully read both carefully and then decide which one you want to keep. Call the other magazine and cancel your subscription. They will mail you a refund.

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Re: Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2018, 05:25:50 PM »
I subscribed to both for years, both are quality mags. I'm retired now and had to down size my wants so I shopped around a bit and found Astronomy available for $15.00 a year about 3 years ago. I ordered a 1 year sub then renewed it for 3 more years at the same rate when that ran out.
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Re: Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2018, 02:29:37 AM »
Both deal with astrology, um, the other 'A' word. Seriously apples and oranges, get both and cancel one or... I had grabbed both off rack for month or two years back and chose one, just like you're asking. The subscribe and cancel probably would have saved a few $ compared to MSRP. Unsure if no telescope till recent influenced choice. I went with Astronomy past 10 yrs, liked the diverse science, some of it is deep or could say 'over my head'. Enjoy your choice.

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Re: Astronomy magazine to subscribe to- S&T or AM?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2018, 03:52:39 AM »
Wait a minute!
I have never seen a hint of astrology in either one!!