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SkyNews Celebrates 20 Years

Posted by Scott On April - 2 - 2015

cover_of_the_week-125x125The May/June issue of SkyNews magazine that hits newsstands April 13 marks the completion of 20 years of uninterrupted publishing.  At 72 pages, this will be the biggest issue of SkyNews yet.  It will be polybagged on newsstands with “Getting Started in Astronomy”, an eight-page booklet co-published with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

SkyNews, which describes itself as The Canadian Magazine of Astronomy & Stargazing, won the National Magazine Award for Best New Magazine when it was launched in 1995 by the National Museum of Science & Technology in Ottawa (now the Canada Science & Technology Museum).  When faced with government-wide budget cuts in 1999, the Museum sold SkyNews to its editor, popular science author Terence Dickinson, publisher Greg Keilty and associate publisher Colleen Moloney.

SkyNews has a paid circulation of 24,042 serving a niche market of amateur astronomers and astro-photographers.

Janice McLean is the Art Director.

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