Grant Privett wrote: “… 

Forums General Discussion Sky and Telescope Reborn? Grant Privett wrote: “… 

Michael E. Marotta

Grant Privett wrote: “…  before the venture capitalists got their grubby mitts on it?”

I object to the irrelevant political adjectives in a science forum. If for some reason, some notable entity in the astronomical communities were making a decision for what to an outsider appeared to be a bad choice for ROI (return on investment), for instance building a new research facility within a nation-state likely to nationalize it, then that could be a topic for discussion. 

More disturbing was the fact that it went unaddressed by the BAA discussion board moderators. 

To answer the question: Sky & Telescope is doing well because of the investment by the American Astronomical Society, which rescued it from the bankruptcy of its publisher.