The editors of Sky & Telescope have a great collective memory, but individually we're often a little fuzzy on the details. One of us will say, “I know we published a great article on that recently,” and then after some research we’ll discover that the article in question was written 15 years ago. Such are the hazards of working for decades at one of the world’s best astronomy magazines!
We know we’re not the only ones who need a little guidance tracking down coverage of a history-making celestial event or finding the latest article about astronomy basics such as observing with computers. To help us (and you) in such cases, we have compiled a unified table of contents to all the articles we published from the first issue in November 1941 — after The Sky merged with The Telescope — through December 2016. We're making it available in two forms:
If you want to read lots of articles from our archives, your best bet money-wise is to purchase our Seven Decade DVD Collection, which includes all issues from November 1941 through December 2009. We also issue yearly updates, currently from 2010 through 2015.
If you would rather not buy the entire collection, browse our online store for individual back issues.