So, this comes as no surprise. I had just visited the Sky and Telescope web page this past Friday evening. I was shocked at the quality of the ad's on the page itself. So much so that I wrote them a letter, well, an e-mail. Copied below...
"As a long time, a very long time subscriber to your magazine, since 1977. I once-in-a-blue-moon checked out the Sky and Telescope web page. Upon it loading, I was accosted with such gems as 'Top 5 Telescopes of 2019', 'Say Goodbye Apple' and 'Senior Cell Phone Deals' and the like. Don't tell me that my beloved Sky and Telescope magazine has had to resort to this kind of advertising in order maintain physical liquidity? Did anyone actually look into this click bait before they pulled the trigger on using this on your webpage? A while ago there was mumblings of a 'dumbing down' of this periodical. I think with this type of click bait, it's just another nail in the coffin."
So, now it all makes sense.... what a shame. I loathe the idea of subscribing to Astronomy. Are they still publishing?
Deep down I am hurting. I grew up with Sky and Telescope. They sent me a free issue back in the summer of 1977 (pic below) and I was HOOKED. Maybe the old group who sold it can buy it back for pennies on the dollar and carry on. A guy can dream can't he. After all, Celestron did just that.
Edited by Neptune, 12 March 2019 - 09:24 AM.