Exciting news at Astronomy

Posted by David Eicher
on Friday, November 17, 2006

Dear Readers,

I want to thank you for reading Astronomy magazine and let you in on some exciting news about additions that will be coming to our magazine and web site.

Your loyal support has helped make Astronomy the world’s best-selling magazine dedicated to your passion — the science and hobby of astronomy. Leading the field with 137,688* subscribers, more than 50,000 better than the competition, and with 247,838** readers altogether, Astronomy magazine proudly stands as the leading resource for you, the dedicated astronomy enthusiast.

Your letters to the editors, photo submissions, participation in our online forums and surveys, phone conversations, and behind-the-eyepiece chats at star parties guide the direction of this publication and lead the field in the amount of interactivity between magazine and community.

Please join me in welcoming Stephen James O’Meara to the Astronomy magazine community. Beginning with the March 2007 issue, Steve will share with you his impressive observational expertise in a new, exclusive, monthly column. A celebrated observer, writer, and naturalist, Steve is well known for being the first, in 1985, to visually recover Halley’s Comet. Our whole staff is proud and excited to have this legendary observer as a regular contributor to our pages.

Astronomy also looks to increase our amount of product reviews and coverage. Starting in January, Astronomy.com will feature a new series of telescope and equipment reviews, available online to anyone who loves the stars. This new series of reviews will highlight the latest, best equipment hitting the market from a wide variety of companies. While you can continue to look forward to telescope and equipment reviews in the magazine, the online reviews will keep you up to date on the latest must-have observing aids and gadgets.

Please e-mail me at editor@astronomy.com with any feedback you may have about these exciting changes or other aspects of the world’s best-selling astronomy magazine. I’ll be listening! Best wishes for clear, dark skies.

Yours truly,

David J. Eicher

*As reported in Astronomy magazine's Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation, No. of copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, September 29, 2006, published in the January 2007 issue of Astronomy.
**Source: Astronomy subscriber study, December 2003, MRI Custom Division

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