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2021 subscription prices (6 issues, post free)

Institutional subscriptions (UK): GBP 80
Institutional subscriptions (elsewhere): GBP 95 or USD 150
Agent's discount: GBP 5 or USD 8
Personal subscriptions (UK): GBP 20
Personal subscriptions (elsewhere): GBP 35 or USD 60
Back issues or single issues (insitutional or personal): GBP 10 or USD 20 (bulk discount available; see below)

The lower subscription rates are available only to personal subscribers who undertake not to re-sell or donate the Magazine to libraries.

Airmail delivery is included in the subscription price for all countries.


If possible, payments should be made by electronic transfer. Contact Dr. David Stickland at the address given below (under "Back Issues") for account details. Make sure to include any fees at your end. Note that a SEPA transfer has no fees for the recipient and the fee (possibly zero) for the sender must be the same as for a domestic transfer (at least from within the EU). However, it is necessary to specify the amount in GBP, not in your currency. Just convert at the current rate and round up at least 20p to cover possible intraday volatility.

Sterling or US dollar cheques for the appropriate amount should be made payable to The Observatory Magazine.

To subscribe to The Observatory magazine, or to request back issues, please send payment to Dr. David Stickland at the address given below (under "Back Issues").

Back Issues

Back issues are available continuously back to 1950 and intermittently before then at GBP 10 or USD 20 per issue but with a discount for bulk purchase.

For back issues earlier than 1950, please e-mail Dr. David Stickland at manager AT to check availability (also for information about a discount for bulk orders of back issues).

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