Sky and Telescope late

11 years 2 months ago #72416 by JohnONeill
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Hi,

Did anybody receive their September 2008 Sky & Telescope yet? (a couple of others and myself are still waiting). Its on the news stands for over a week now.

John

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11 years 2 months ago - 11 years 2 months ago #72419 by johnomahony
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I haven't received my copy yet. I know a few others who haven't either. Its some problem with their distributors I believe.

The Lord giveth, the Revenue taketh away. (John 1:16)

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11 years 2 months ago #72420 by dave_lillis
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I haven't received the September issue of sky and telescope either, seems like their distributors are abit of a disaster. :(

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
IFAS Rep. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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11 years 2 months ago #72426 by michaeloconnell
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ditto here.

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11 years 2 months ago #72438 by mjs
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Has not made it to my door either. Had a sneak preview in Easons though. :ohmy:

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11 years 2 months ago #72439 by JohnONeill
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Hi,

Did anybody get onto Sky & Telescope yet? There is nothing on their webpage about problems with delivery,

John

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11 years 2 months ago #72596 by dave_lillis
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Hi,
I still haven't received the September issue of the mag, has anyone ??
Our club members have also said they haven't received it yet ?
Is the mag going bust or what? I'd have to seriously consider ditching the subscription at this rate, this is the second time this year its been very late.
Has anyone contacted them ?
One of the club members said that the number of issues in easons is alot less then it used to be, I'm not wasting my subs money on them next year if they're going to go bust half way through it.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
IFAS Rep. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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11 years 2 months ago #72599 by johnomahony
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I haven't seen a copy yet either. I think I will switch over to Sky at Night magazine.

The Lord giveth, the Revenue taketh away. (John 1:16)

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11 years 2 months ago #72601 by michaeloconnell
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mine arrived a couple of days ago.

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11 years 2 months ago #72617 by ayiomamitis
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I am going to get cursed at but mine arrived about a month ago. Any day now I should be receiving my October issue which, in fact, is about a week late.

Anthony Ayiomamitis
Athens, Greece
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11 years 2 months ago #72636 by Paul FitzGerald
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Yep, I'm afraid you are Anto!!

No sign of mine yet either, whether that be the Sept. or Oct. issue at this stage....:(

Paul Fitz
MAC Treasurer

'Astronomy shows how small and insignificant and rare and precious we all are.' - Contact.

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11 years 2 months ago #72695 by michael_murphy
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The September issue of S&T finally arrived today.

Anyone else got theirs?

Michael.

IFAS Chairperson.

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11 years 2 months ago #72696 by dmcdona
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Mine arrived yesterday... I wonder when October's will land on the doormat? :dry:

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11 years 2 months ago #72697 by dave_lillis
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Well I got mine today.
BTW, 2 awesome pics there Frank, they big one looks fab !!

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
IFAS Rep. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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11 years 2 months ago #72702 by phoenix
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I got mine about three weeks ago which was late and I am expecting Octobers next week. Wonder why the big delay is your end? Maybe its the cheaper paper they use now, Irelands batch probably ripped in the printing machine.

Kieran
16" ODK (incoming), Mesu Mount 200, APM TMB 80mm, SXV H16, SXV H9
J16 An Carraig Observatory
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11 years 2 months ago - 11 years 2 months ago #72708 by stepryan
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i got mine yesterday, i don't know wether it was just late or because of the two unanserwed emails i sent to them.

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11 years 2 months ago #72716 by Paul FitzGerald
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Mine arrived at last too.

Oct. issue next week...?!?

Paul Fitz
MAC Treasurer

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11 years 2 months ago #72737 by JohnONeill
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Hi,

Mine arrived last Friday. Yet another change (France), I hope not for the worst, where its posted from,

John

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11 years 2 months ago #72748 by Frank Ryan
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Why don't just unsubscribe and explain that the service is crap?

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11 years 2 months ago #72751 by ayiomamitis
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John,

I was not aware that there is a new distribution source (now in France). Anyway, my October issue is over three weeks late ... slowly but surely S&T is on a downward path. :(

Anthony Ayiomamitis
Athens, Greece
www.perseus.gr

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11 years 2 months ago #72754 by dmcdona
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Barberskum wrote:

Why don't just unsubscribe and explain that the service is crap?


Hmmm - yes, I guess as well as being late they wasted a whole A4 colour page on some muppet from Ireland called Frank who took a picture of a rock. I'll definitely be cancelling unless they improve the quality... :dry:

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11 years 2 months ago #72762 by JohnONeill
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Hi,

A few quick thoughts:

I am subscribing to S&T since I was a teenager (33 years!) and much that I have learned in Astronomy has come from that source.

I think in the Internet World magazines have difficulty adjusting, they have yet to discover the online/print divide.

If you look through a S&T issue, say 20-30 years ago, you will see about 10 or more diverse main articles (some very substantial) and detailed book reviews (more like mini articles). Today there are only about 3 main articles.

Part of the problem is that so much is free (to the consumer) on the Internet (including IFAS doing this forum). This impacts on subscriptions to magazines and financial ability to keep going.

Another problem is more competition from more popular magazines. Notice the prominence in S&T of Imperial Units, there have been some articles recently that don't even have the metric units in brackets, its hard to take a science article seriously and makes it difficult to use as a resource.

John


John

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11 years 2 months ago #72768 by Seanie_Morris
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Fair point in some regard John, but I also disagree. If SandT can't rise to the occasion and print more decent articles penned by authors with originality instead of taking pieces from online sources, then they shouldn't be publishing a magazine. It's not about "Ooh, what's up there this month?", it should be more like "Well, lets making looking up this month different from every other month".

Gone are all the freelance submissions from writers sharing experiences and loosing all the technical jargon to keep it interesting. That's what lost it for me for astronomy magazines years ago. The only one I have little faith left in is Astronomy Now. Its articles still feel like thay have a personal touch more times over SandT. But I still don't buy it by far on a regular basis. In fact, I don't buy any, because none of them SATISFY me after I've paid the cover charge.

Ad-driven, untimely, out of date, plethora of uninteresting articles is what I see.

Slightly disgruntled,

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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11 years 1 month ago #73106 by stepryan
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has anyone got the october issue yet?. the september one arrived late and so far the october one has yet to turn up. it has gone from one extreme be 2 to 3 weeks early to not appearing at all.

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11 years 1 month ago #73111 by dmcdona
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Mine's not arrived yet...

Dave

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