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Complementing the much-loved BBC television programme, BBC Sky at Night Magazine is your practical guide to astronomy. Each issue features columns by renowned experts as well as in-depth cosmological features, practical observing tutorials, comprehensive equipment reviews, astrophotography master classes and much, much more.

Our digital edition is specially designed for mobile and tablet viewing for a more enjoyable reading experience. Plus, you'll find handy additional tools including text adjust (reading is never a strain, even on smaller devices) and bookmarking (save your favourite reads for later).

With easy-to follow star charts and expert advice on how to get the most out of the observing month, BBC Sky at Night Magazine is essential reading for both the novice and experienced astronomer.

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The subscription will include the current issue if you do not already own it and subsequently published future issues. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.

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* please note: this digital edition does not include the covermount gifts or supplements you would find with printed copies*

What’s New

Version 5.6.7

Thanks for using the BBC Sky at Night Magazine app! Here are the latest enhancements you'll find in our update:

*Improved issue download speeds so you can easily enjoy your favourite content wherever you are
*General bug fixes

We're constantly looking for ways to improve our app and make it more reliable for you. We’d love to hear your questions, suggestions or feedback. Email us at:

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

SailingWare ,

Now no Crashes and able to download issues

Same as Laf below. uninstall, reinstall. 4 times useless. Locks up, cannot send feedback via app as it will not work. Will be contacting the Sky at Night editorial team to complain. Spoke to Apple to ask them how to get this fiasco of an app removed from the App Store.


After recent updates by developer, can download and store offline, no more app crashes either so far.

stargazer131 ,

Continually crashing

Until I downloaded the latest version, the app worked reasonably well (I would have given that version 4 stars - it wasn't perfect, if you tried to read a complete issue, it would usually crash part way through. However as I tended to read only one or two articles each time I opened the app, that was ok for me).

Since the update, I have not been able to access anything - it just keeps crashing - I have only once got as far as it requesting my details before it crashed again. Surely app updates should be tested before release (by someone other than the writer) to ensure that you can reach the menu and read at least one or two articles on any iPad the app is supposed to run on.

Not impressed with this update, please do something about it quickly, or you will lose another subscriber.

AlanRgb ,

Not impressed with this ‘magazine’.

I made the mistake of believing that this was a proper facsimile of the Sky at Night magazine, as I had subscribed to in the past, but it isn’t. It’s more like a collection of features and articles from the current edition, which totally loses its original look and feel.
Unfortunately, I foolishly bought a 12 month sub, which came with the proviso that I couldn’t cancel once I had used it - this didn’t bother me as I thought it was the proper magazine facsimile, so by the time I realised it wasn’t, it was too late.
BTW, I was not given a free trial, which would have solved the problem. I assume this was because I had subscribed in the past, but it was a different format then, so I’m not happy.


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