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Issue 3

Can't believe this but issue 3 of the magazine has just sold for £107 on ebay. Would like it but that is rather silly!!
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Issue 9

has any subscriber recieved their issue 9 yet? just asking because i still have not got it yet.. tempted to buy it out the shop but whats the point as i have subscribed, shouldnt subscribers recieve it early?


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Favourite 'Regulars' section of S@N mag

Now that we've had S@N on the go for almost a year, I wondered what peoples' favourite 'Regular' spots were in the magazine.

As an imager, my penchant has to be for the 'Hotshots' section. I was struck by the razor-sharp shot of M42 taken by Peter Shah this month. Also by the beautiful shot of Saturn taken by Ian Sharp. The shot of the Moon rising over St. Paul's Cathedral looked really dramatic, too. ...
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Should Pluto still be classed as a planet?

I've started this debate on several forums & thought it may be an idea to start one here, following on from Patrick Moore's article in the February issue of S@N & the feedback in 'Inbox' of the March edition.

I'll shove my 2c in the pot to begin with by saying that we should leave well alone. I was brought up from childhood believing there were 9 planets out there - although the one at ...
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Astronomy in School

Here's a random point..I can't remember learning anything about Astronomy in school, other than the names of the planets perhaps..
Is this a common experience, or have my teachers been particularly uninspiring/crap? Surely children would benifit greatly, from the diverse skills required in learning about the subject, not just in maths but English and science seems the perfect subject to tie all the things kids learn in school together....apart from French...and cookery...
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Shape of the Universe

Regarding February's topic "shape of the universe".

For something to have 'shape' there must be a point where the shape ends ie a boundary. There is inside the boundary and outside the boundary. The universe (which encompasses everything) has a shape and is inside the boundary, which in turn is enveloped by the outside. But if the outside doesn't exist (because everything that does exist is in the universe within the boundary), there can be ...
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Yes, I too am after issues 1,2,3...

Anyone able to help? I am happy to pay a good price for them too!
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New Monthly Sky Chart

Hi all,

Any thoughts on the new format of the Monthly Sky Chart?

I am in favour of the improvements:

1. Expanded topic sections - easier to turn back and forth with the chart, more detail and info can be fitted in

2. Larger chart itself - now takes up a whole page making the detail easier to see

3. Non pull out - Here I would like to throw open to others. Plus points ...
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Magazine Binders and CD-ROM Holder


Did anyone else order the Sky at Night Magazine binder and CD-ROM holder? I ordered mine at the beginning of the year, have had the money taken from mt bank account as expected, but still no binder as yet.

Has anyone else experienced similar difficulties?


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March !!

Hurrah - March issue just dropped on the mat - bye!
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