Popular Astronomy was a magazine for amateur astronomers published between 1893 and 1951. It was the successor to The Sidereal Messenger, which was published from March 1882 to 1892. The first issue of Popular Astronomy appeared in September 1893. Each yearly volume of Popular Astronomy contained 10 issues, for a total of 59 volumes.
The first editor, from 1893-1909, was William W. Payne of Carleton College. Charlotte R. Willard served as co-editor from 1893-1905. He was followed by Herbert C. Wilson, who served in the post between 1909 and 1926.