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#26 Traveler

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 12:02 AM

Seems that S&T landed on Mare Tranquillitatis...Very good news indeed.


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#27 jwheel

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 10:12 AM

Good news!



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:16 PM

I'm a digital subscriber and learned this only through CN. No email so far...

So...thank you, CN.

 

edit: hope they will ditch that disgusting useless ZINIO platform.


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#29 Fernando134

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 05:04 AM

I'm a digital subscriber and learned this only through CN. No email so far...

So...thank you, CN.

 

edit: hope they will ditch that disgusting useless ZINIO platform.

+1!!!



#30 helpwanted

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 08:25 AM

You all do know you can still download the PDFs right? Slow down and put thought into it.... you can download them, I do it every month.



#31 Tom Laskowski

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 09:27 AM

You all do know you can still download the PDFs right? Slow down and put thought into it.... you can download them, I do it every month.

How do you do that? I've been making my own PDF copies using pdf creator and PDFill PDF Editor. I like having the pdf copy as a backup to the paper copy should I ever want to get rid of all my paper copies.


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#32 Michael Covington

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 09:55 AM

The August issue is here.  It contains nothing about the change of ownership, so it must have been produced before it happened.  But it looks good.  It may even be showing a bit of a shift toward pro-am cooperation already.  There is a sidebar about discoveries made by amateurs with small telescopes, including some recent ones such as McNeil's Variable Nebula.


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#33 Dan Crowson

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 10:56 AM

There's an article in the letters section about a find by a local club member with my help.
 
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 01:49 PM

I suspect only about 5% of amateurs are interested in Pro/Am stuff so if they go down that route they will rapidly narrow their subscrption numbers.



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Posted 06 July 2019 - 02:57 PM

I suspect only about 5% of amateurs are interested in Pro/Am stuff so if they go down that route they will rapidly narrow their subscrption numbers.

Why? One may want to read about things one is not ready to actually shoulder.


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Posted 06 July 2019 - 03:21 PM

I suspect only about 5% of amateurs are interested in Pro/Am stuff so if they go down that route they will rapidly narrow their subscrption numbers.

While I don't want S&T to turn into a profession journal for amateurs, as long as it keeps the intelligence up and continues to provide good observational articles and reviews, I'd be happy with it.  I really don't want to see the magazine have to pander to people who occasionally grab it off the shelf because of the pretty pictures.



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Posted 06 July 2019 - 03:39 PM

I suspect only about 5% of amateurs are interested in Pro/Am stuff so if they go down that route they will rapidly narrow their subscrption numbers.

I don't know what you understand "pro/am" to be.  I don't mean everybody needs to be submitting observations to the ALPO and the AAVSO.  I mean amateur astronomers should be aware of the opportunities they have to contribute to science, and of astronomy as a science.


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#38 Michael Covington

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 03:40 PM

While I don't want S&T to turn into a profession journal for amateurs, as long as it keeps the intelligence up and continues to provide good observational articles and reviews, I'd be happy with it.  I really don't want to see the magazine have to pander to people who occasionally grab it off the shelf because of the pretty pictures.

It may actually have been trying to achieve a higher circulation than is practical.  Serve the amateur astronomers well, rather than going for the maximum number all the time.


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#39 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 07:05 AM

I finally received my July and August issues of S&T after three months of not getting anything. laugh.gif



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Posted 07 July 2019 - 10:21 AM

Awesome! Grew up on S&T...



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Posted 07 July 2019 - 06:07 PM

Want to subscribe to S&T but not sure how to proceed.   Any recommendations for this Canadian?



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Posted 07 July 2019 - 07:05 PM

From the August 2019 issue:

 

S&T Customer Service & Subscriptions:  800-253-0245

 

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 07:32 PM

I don't know if you can even call a US 800 number from Canada.



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Posted 07 July 2019 - 07:44 PM

I don't know if you can even call a US 800 number from Canada.

 

The number is for US or Canada...

 

https://www.skyandte....com/subscribe/


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 12:05 PM

Has anyone heard any updates?  I saw the announcements on S&T's and AAS's web sites back in June, but since then it seems to be crickets.

 

The bottom of S&T's web site still indicates that it is an F+W publication.



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 01:53 PM

The September issue announces the takeover.  I have a preprint of it because I wrote something in it.  It should be out soon.


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:52 PM

Am waiting to re subscribe until I am certain where the $$ goes.  Did not like the last intermediary that took care of subscriptions, I believe it was farmed out?



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Posted 26 July 2019 - 03:36 PM

Looks finalized.  Instead of F+W, I see the following at the bottom of their web page now.  like-button.jpg

 

 

 

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 08:36 AM

That's great news!waytogo.gif


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Posted 01 August 2019 - 05:40 AM

the old Astronomy vs S&T debate

 

I have subscribed to S&T for 20 years until several years ago when I switched to Astronomy's $10 deal with discount magazines.

At times I took both and some months one or the other was better (ie more interesting to me)

I restarted S&T  with the current change and have compared the August and September issues.

For both months Astronomy has won my interest hands down with their intensive coverages.

 

note AAS- you have some catch up work to do  foreheadslap.gif

 

edj


Edited by edwincjones, 01 August 2019 - 05:46 AM.



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