Astronomy Magazine – Bias and Credibility

Astronomy Magazine - Pro Science - Least Biased - Credible

Factual Reporting: Very High - Credible - Reliable


These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence-based through the use of credible scientific sourcing.  Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words.  These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.

  • Overall, we rate Astronomy Magazine as a Pro-science source based on promoting the current consensus of science.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
Country: USA
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic



Founded in 1973, Astronomy is a magazine about the science and hobby of astronomy. Based near Milwaukee in Waukesha, Wisconsin, it is produced by Kalmbach Publishing. Astronomy’s readers include those interested in astronomy and those who want to know about sky events, observing techniques, astrophotography, and amateur astronomy in general.

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Funded by / Ownership

Kalmbach Publishing owns and operates Astronomy Magazine. Advertising and paid subscriptions generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

The magazine features stories on astronomy news, such as this 20 of the best places to view the 2024 Great North American Eclipse. The news and reporting on this site are not designed for hard scientists but rather for enthusiasts who want to look at the stars. They also promote thought-provoking stories that do not need to be validated by science but rather pondered. In general, Astronomy is a pro-science magazine geared toward star-gazers rather than hard-scientists.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Astronomy Magazine as a Pro-science source based on promoting the current consensus of science. (D. Van Zandt 7/12/2017) Updated (11/23/2023)


Last Updated on November 23, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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