Sky & Telescope: All 70 Years
Early in 2009, due to a complex chain of circumstances, our PDF archive of S&T back issues became inoperable. The archive was quite limited, reaching back only to July 1996, when we started all-electronic production of the magazine. Nonetheless, it was very useful — including to the editors of Sky & Telescope, for whom the back issues are an essential resource.
The PDF archive has now been superseded by a far more valuable and comprehensive product: our Seven Decade DVD Collection, which stretches back to the first issue published (in November, 1941) after The Sky merged with The Telescope.
For people who don't want to buy the entire collection, we're looking into the possibility of selling it by decade, by issue, or even perhaps again by individual article. Stay tuned . . .
The complete Table of Contents is huge, so we're making it available only as a space-efficient .csv file that can be browsed in any text editor or loaded by almost any database program, including Microsoft Excel.
We are also publishing an index to the last decade, 2000 through 2009, in three different forms. Please tell us which ones you like best.
Click here for a 2.7-Mb index of 2000-2009 in HTML format.
Click here for a 600-Kb index of 2000-2009 in Text format.
Click here for a 1-Mb index of 2000-2009 in Excel format.
Click here for a 4.4-Mb index of 1941-2009 in CSV format.