In celebration of a half a century of publication, Astronomy Magazine has published a special magazine issue celebrating its 50 years.
The Astronomy Magazine 50th Anniversary issue dives into the origins and history of the magazine. As noted by the Astronomy team, on May 27, 1973, a young journalist named Stephen Walther filed incorporation papers to begin publishing Astronomy magazine and the first issue was published on August 1973.
David Eicher has been with the magazine for 40 of those years and has served as its chief editor since 2002. As he notes in a recent blog post on the Astronomy website, “In mid-September 1982, I arrived at our little stone building at AstroMedia Corp. in Milwaukee for my first day of work. I had no idea what adventures awaited. I was hired as the junior assistant editor of Astronomy magazine, and I couldn’t have been more excited. Straight from Miami University in southwestern Ohio, I brought the observer’s magazine I had started in high school, Deep Sky, with me. I was 21, wide-eyed, and ready to explore everything the astronomy world had to offer — and to report on it too. This year we celebrate Astronomy’s 50th anniversary. I’ve been on the staff for only 40 of those years, but I’ve seen the majority of the history of this title.”
He also walks readers through a historical journey of the transformation of the magazine from the early 70’s through today. You can read the entire article here. And you learn more about how to access the Astronomy Magazine 50th Anniversary issue here.
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