BBC Sky at Night Magazine

BBC Sky at Night Magazine

By Immediate Media Company Limited

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-05-14
  • Current Version: 5.2.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 24.73 MB
  • Developer: Immediate Media Company Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings


Complementing the much-loved BBC television programme, BBC Sky at Night Magazine is your practical guide to astronomy. Each issue features columns by renowned experts as well as in-depth cosmological features, practical observing tutorials, comprehensive equipment reviews, astrophotography master classes and much, much more. Our digital edition is specially designed for mobile and tablet viewing for a more enjoyable reading experience. Plus, you'll find handy additional tools including text adjust (reading is never a strain, even on smaller devices) and bookmarking (save your favourite reads for later). With easy-to follow star charts and expert advice on how to get the most out of the observing month, BBC Sky at Night Magazine is essential reading for both the novice and experienced astronomer. Subscriptions and Single Issues Subscriptions are available on monthly or annual terms. Subscriptions include full premium access to the BBC Sky at Night Magazine channel on Apple News. You won’t be charged at sign up and can cancel at any point during the trial if you aren’t enjoying the magazine. • Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period • You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for that product • You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase • No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. This does not affect your statutory rights • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription *Please Note: Our digital edition does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies* The subscription will include the current issue if you do not already own it and subsequently published future issues. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. If you would like to get in touch with the team for more information or support please email or alternatively you can visit our App support page or get in touch via Twitter @IMAppSupport. Immediate Media Company Privacy Policy and Terms of Use:



  • Misleading, confusing subscription info!

    By AstroPaul
    BBC Sky at Night looks good, but the preview issue includes only a paragraph per story, so it's hard to tell how good it actually is. Worse, you get an InBox message touting up to 68% off the subscription price, which doesn't materialize! You tap on the link and it takes you to a laundry list of magazines, not to the Sky at Night! You end up having to hunt for it, but when you finally find it and click on it, expecting information about the subscription discount, it instead goes to iTunes for the app! Wait! That's where I started! That makes no sense. So, where is the discount? And, what is it? Sorry, but this is not the way to entice subscribers. You should provide an entire issue for free, so that prospective buyers can explore the magazine and the app. Then, provide a direct link to a subscription with an explicit discount shown! I do see where there is a way to start a “free trial”, but without that being clarified, it could well start a free 1-month trial along with a paying subscription for an indeterminate amount! Or, it's for the $5 / issue or $41+ / year, again without any discount. (One has to turn ON in-app purchasing even to see the details of the free trial. No thanks!) It's all tawdry and does a disservice to what I believe is a classic, excellent magazine!
  • Horrible, keeps crashing

    By ZakZQ
    Content is GREAT BUT app is a piece of junk! I bought ALL the available issues back to 2013 or 2012. Open an issue, go to another app for 2 min, come back to this app and it takes you to the current issue page! At least they should bring you back to the issue you left from. ALSO: takes LONG TIME to download each page. VERY BAD. If it is not for the great content I would have thrown this app in the garbage. Thanks! Update: App fails to open/crashes most of the time esp on iPhone 6plus. Seems they do not care!
  • Love the magazine, hate the app!

    By Veroczech
    I love the content of the magazine and the app does work fine. I do not like the format of the magazine and I keep having problems downloading it so it is available online.
  • No longer useable, this app is ripoff!

    By CodyGreyhound
    I have tried to buy issues and subscribe. Yes, the BBC app can take your money. But do not expect to actually receive a magazine to read. What have you people done? This app does not function. I will spend no more time or money on this. I would suggest that no one waste their time or money. This app "upgrade" is a complete failure. I subscribe to another BBC magazine, but I will not review that either. Shame on you!
  • New version can't download magazines

    By G4den3141
    Content is very good but the new version cannot download the newest issue. VERY frustrating
  • Better than Sky and Telescope!

    By G4den3141
    Get projects! Great to observational magazine
  • Best Astronomy Magazine available

    By Les.Chambers
    Great magazine, several main articles every issue, no biased equipment reviews and great DIY ideas with every issue plus great on-line content
  • Excellent Magazine

    By Fundamental Reader
    This is an excellent astronomy magazine for beginners. It provides valuable information on buying a quality telescope, star chart apps as well as a calendar of stargazing events.
  • Bait and switch

    By Mad'zz
    Horrible customer service! They are dishonest and they don't keep their word. They advertise bonus material but won't deliver. Don't expect what you pay for because they are too cheap
  • Don't

    By Luscious247
    This app will tell you to get the free but trick you into a purchase. I'm so not pleased wanted to see what it was about instead I had to pay for it....