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BBC Sky At Night Magazine

by Immediate Media Co.
Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • ASIN: B009M8MYXC
  • Release Date: 9 Oct. 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,109 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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  • Purchase single issues and subscriptions
  • High resolution, full colour pages

Product Description

Sky at Night magazine is your practical guide to astronomy. Each issue features the world’s biggest and best night sky guide complete with star charts, observing tutorials and in-depth equipment reviews to ensure that amateur astronomers never miss those must-see events.

This app offers a free trial period, activated when you take out any new subscription within the app.
Renewing subscriptions are a great way to save money on the single issue price of £3.99 and are available in the following plans:

Monthly - £2.99 (1 issue)

The free trial included with all subscriptions includes the download of the latest issue and any issues released during your free trial period.

With a subscription, future issues will automatically be added to your account on their release date. Within the app you can also purchase older issues individually if you missed them when they were first on sale.

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Technical Details

  • Size: 6.9MB
  • Version: 5.1.23
  • Developed By: Immediate Media Co. (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
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  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars works fine once subscribed 11 Sept. 2013
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Yes it's not free to download and read but its a magazine why should it be free my radio times certainly isn't
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid 6 April 2013
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App allows easy access to new issues and back issues. Decent portal to purchase magazines. Would be 5 stars if there was a purchased/unpurchased filter. Magazine looks good, well formatted for tablet.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected 6 Aug. 2013
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Like another reviewer, I looked at the listing which read "Sky at Night Magazine", costing £0.00. Whoa! Must be some kind of promotion! Or maybe some kind of BBC public service? I've bought the paper mag before and found it rather lightweight (two or three decent articles padded out with lots of glossy ads for expensive dude-telescopes), but at that price who could argue? Imagine my disappointment when I discover that it isn't the magazine at all, it's just some superfluous app to advertise and download the electronic form of the magazine, each issue of which is very far from free, more like £4 a shot. No thanks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars BBC Sky at Night is Exellent for Kindle Fire. 7 April 2015
By Rick
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This new Digital Magazine for Kindle is excellent. I have been buying it for years in paperback form and thought it well laid out, informative easy to understand and is a good aid when planning a night stargazing. The digital version is more versatile in that the magazine can be saved online with no more cluttering up a cupboard. Well done.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars LESS INTERESTING THAN EXPECTED, SORRY 3 Jun. 2013
By Elen369
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I thought this would give me a lot more information than it did, sorry!It was interesting, but not detailed enough for me.
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19 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pointless 20 Mar. 2013
By guv
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I thought I was downloading a sky at night magazine. At least thats what the advert said. So imagine my surprise when I opened the app to find a bookshelf with sky at night magazines I can buy for £3.89 each!

Absolutely pointless garbage.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 3 Feb. 2015
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Interesting reading - advice easily applicable to telescope use
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative 16 Jan. 2015
By roj
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good but only a pre-purchase look
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