Sky & Telescope magazine and Astronomy magazine are available to members of the Minnesota Astronomical Society at a discount from the retail subscription prices.  In the past, magazine subscriptions at the astronomy club discount rate were required to be processed through the Society. However with changes in both publishers’ procedures, members are now directed to contact the publishers’ customer service departments and purchase their discounted subscriptions directly.

The advantages to MAS members resulting from contacting the publishers directly include:

  • Positive confirmation of your subscription as a result of your direct telephone or email contact with the publisher’s customer service department
  • Additional cost savings by elimination of the former PayPal fee and by the addition of a two-year Sky & Telescope discount subscription option and a three-year Astronomy discount subscription option
  • Faster subscription turnaround by elimination of multiple processing steps and mailing delays, which is especially important to avoid missing issues if you are renewing your subscription near its expiration date 

Sky & Telescope Magazine

Members may call the Sky & Telescope magazine Customer Service toll-free number at 1-800-253-0245 to initially subscribe or to renew their subscription at the astronomy club discount rate, paying using your credit card.   

You must identify yourself as a member of the Minnesota Astronomical Society and provide the discount code of 4CLB13.  

You can receive Sky & Telescope magazine at the astronomy club discount subscription rate of $32.95 for one year or $62.95 for two years. 

If you do not wish to pay using a credit card and prefer to pay with a check, you can go to skyandtelescope.com/clubrenew  for subscription renewals or www.skyandtelescope.com/clubspecial  for new subscriptions where you will be presented with a form to print, fill out and mail in with a check for payment.  

Alternately, you may contact Sky & Telescope Customer Service by email at custserv@skyandtelescope.com and inform them you are a member of the Minnesota Astronomical Society and provide the 4CLB13 discount code to request the astronomy club discount subscription rate.  The representative responding to the email inquiry will walk you through the process.

The web option to renew your Sky and Telescope magazine at the astronomy club discount rate is to go to skyandtelescope.com/clubrenew  and print and fill out the form and submit it as per the instructions found on the form.

Astronomy Magazine

Members may call the Astronomy magazine Customer Service toll-free number at 1-877-246-4835 to initially subscribe or to renew your subscription at the astronomy club discount rate, paying using your credit card.   

You must identify yourself as a member of the Minnesota Astronomical Society and provide the Society’s Club ID number of 37-2921-23389.  

You can receive Astronomy magazine at the club discount subscription rate of $34.00 for one year, $60.00 for two years, or $83.00 for three years.

If you do not wish to pay using a credit card and prefer to pay with a check, you must call the Customer Service number at 1-877-246-4835 and request a renewal notice be mailed to you.  The renewal notice will be preprinted with the MAS Club ID number and the astronomy club discount subscription rates. You may then return it to Astronomy magazine Customer Service through the mail with the accompanying payment check.

At this time there is no web option for Astronomy magazine subscriptions at astronomy club discount rates.  The Astronomy magazine web site of subscribe.astronomy.com only provides standard pricing and occasional promotional discount pricing.

If you have any questions regarding magazine subscriptions, please contact Steve Emert, the MAS Membership Coordinator at membership-coordinator@mnastro.org