Indiana for two more weeks...
14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS
Quote:Actually, I like the new format and don't have an issue with the font size. I agree with Rex that the old back page feature won't be missed. I guess you can't please all of the people all of the time.
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Quote: But, if I could venture a suggestion, stick with them for a few issues. They're obviously trying to improve things somehow, and maybe you should give them a chance to iron it all out.
Quote:I don't believe they have any intention of changing. It is extremely hard for upper management to admit they make a mistake, and turn things around.
Quote:I agree with you about the font size Gene. I've read more than one article that says that amateur astronomy is enjoyed more by older people rather than younger, and that the median age of folks who enjoy our hobby is getting older yet. ......
George N Obsession 20 Optical Guidance Systems 10" F/9 R-C Cass 6" F/5 & 8" F/8 home-made Newts Explore Scientific 127mm ED MI-250 mount Denk II bino-viewer, with PowerX and Newt reducer, Member, International Dark-Sky Association
Quote:David Eicher certainly knows that. While speaking at NEAF 2012 he noted that the median age of Astronomy subscribers has gone up about 20 years just during his editorship. Maybe he is thinking that “the future” is the web. On iPads, etc, you can change size with just a flick of the fingers. It is an ideal setup for older readers.
Quote:I canceled Astronomy several years ago when it became insufferably "girlie" (IMO) under Bonnie Gordon.
--MichaelDark site scope: Meade 8" f/6 DobWeeknight scopes: C9.25/iEQ45M, C102/AT Voyager(I am looking for a 1980s Edmund Scientific 3" f/10 red-tube reflector, PM me if you have or know of one!)
Quote:Let's talk photos of the columnists. . .Stephen James O'Meara's undated photo shows a receding hair line, while Erika Rix's photo shows lots of pretty hair. I enjoy both Astronomy and Sky & Telescope magazines. To follow the hobby, both subscriptions are necessary.
17.5" f4.1 Manual Discovery Split Tube Dobsonian (Love 100 AFOV and wide TFOVs).
Denk II Dual Power Switch 3x3=9 powers x3 OCS = 27 power options per eyepiece pair.
2.3x40 to 25x100 Binos (and many in between).
Quote:With 24/7 CNN and headline news and online news options, newspapers are struggling to survive. Magazines differ in that they have a target audience that enjoys reading about the subject (most likely in paper format). Hobby and pet magazines will live on.
Quote:Quote:Let's talk photos of the columnists. . .Stephen James O'Meara's undated photo shows a receding hair line, while Erika Rix's photo shows lots of pretty hair. I enjoy both Astronomy and Sky & Telescope magazines. To follow the hobby, both subscriptions are necessary. I disagree completely with that last sentence Bob. I've not subscribed to any astronomy (or other science/engineering) magazine for at least 4 years now. I can find all the information online. I get much more valuable information, content, and discussion from the Observing Forums here on CN than in either Astronomy or S&T. And I can pick and choose the information I find based on my desires, not some editor that I don't agree with whose ultimate goal is maintaining or growing his bottom line.
Tom Polakis Tempe, AZ Visual observing, DSLR photography, lunar & planetary imaging http://www.pbase.com/polakis/
Quote: I did a "count" comparing column inches of text/editorial content to column inches of advertising space. "A" definitely had much more advertising percentagewise than S&T, about 20% more IIRC. This was not just one month's issue but for 3 issues over a year.
Quote: Stephen James O'Meara's undated photo shows a receding hair line, while Erika Rix's photo shows lots of pretty hair.
Orion X10 Intelliscope Selsi 7X50 binocs Skywatcher 100 ED Celestron C-6R
Quote: Quote: Stephen James O'Meara's undated photo shows a receding hair line, while Erika Rix's photo shows lots of pretty hair. Sooo, you were expecting our very own Erika to have a receding hair line also?
12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon, two more days, be here Tuesday)
Celestron C102 HD " Carl"
Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope"
Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott"
60mm Telescope Club
Quote: I hope it regains its former quality.