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 Sky & Telescope a Pro-Science source based on reporting of information that is related to their genre and validated through credible sources.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1941, Sky & Telescope (S&T) is a monthly American magazine covering all aspects of amateur astronomy.
Funded by / Ownership
Sky & Telescope is owned by the American Astronomical Society. Revenue is derived through advertising, subscriptions, a store that sells merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Sky & Telescope reports news related to astronomy with minimal bias such as this China Lands Ambitious Sample-Return Mission on the Moon and this NASA’s Osiris-REX Has Stowed Its Bite Out of Asteroid Bennu. All stories are properly sourced and related in some way to the field. This is a pro-science source.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Sky & Telescope a Pro-Science source based on reporting of information that is related to their genre and validated through credible sources. (D. Van Zandt 12/2/2016) Updated (12/2/2020)