Sky News Supscription for Lunar/Planetary?
Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:02 AM
Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:19 PM
You don't have to be Canadian to enjoy and use this magazine. Like Sky & Telescope and Astronomy, it pitches its view of the sky to people living in the latitude 40s.
And that reminds me of a trivia question: Many people in Canada and the USA refer to the 49th parallel of latitude as being the boundary between our two countries (ignoring Alaska's boundary with BC and the Yukon). But that's only true for the four western provinces and the northern states from Washington to Minnesota. Indeed, most Canadians live south of the 49th parallel in the densely populated regions of Ontario and Quebec, as well as the less-populated maritime provinces.
But I digress.
Enjoy SkyNews - - a fine astronomical publication.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:46 AM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:54 AM
I have always found the population distribution of Canada below 49* interesting. 49* is the border expect for the Great Lakes (I was born and lived in OH at the border of Erie) and the NE (our NE). lol So much for 54*40' or fight, huh!
Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:16 AM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:56 AM
And thanks for pointing out that I meant no disrespect to Sky & Telescope. Indeed, I've been a subscriber since 1963, and have written several articles for Sky & Telescope, most recently in the December 2012 issue.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:46 PM
And thanks for pointing out that I meant no disrespect to Sky & Telescope.
Of course! I think that we at S&T do what we do very well, but it's certainly not the perfect magazine for everyone. We make a serious effort to cover every aspect of the hobby, including the latest science. SkyNews is much more tightly focused on observing.
We had better not feel offended by SkyNews considering that almost all of their regular writers are also regular S&T writers!
Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:44 PM
The ongoing reviews of dark sky sites(preserves) in Canada is just one aspect of this magazine that I find extremely useful. S&T and Astronomy might be well advised to consider this type of content on a regular basis for U.S. dark sites in the future. But, I enjoy all 3 magazines so maybe it's just as well that the content varies somewhat from one to the other.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:34 AM
Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:47 AM
Thanks to this thread bringing Sky News to my attention I have just taken out a two year international subscription. What persuaded me in the end was the list of contributing editors. Looking forward to getting my first copy.
On behalf of myself and my fellow SkyNews contributors, I say thanks!
Hope you enjoy the magazine.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:19 PM
Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:00 PM
Just saw they've got digital for $26 now. So signed up again...
Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:47 PM
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