The August 2014 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops now!
Here’s what’s inside the 108-pages and coverdisc.
- The glowing ghosts… Discover the secrets of planetary nebulae. Plus - we point out 12 you can see in the night sky this month.
- Opening the classroom - Learning astronomy has never been easier - we profile the best alternatives to full-time study.
- Dealing with the deluge… Find out how astronomers are dealing with the vast amounts of data generated by today's pro scopes.
- Collecting the cosmos... Three space memorabilia experts share their secrets on starting a collection of your own.
Listening in– Learn how to tune your radio to pick up meteors entering our atmosphere ahead of the Perseids peak.
- Reviews: we review the Sky-Watcher Heritage 100P Tabletop Dobsonian, the Altair Lightwave Hyperwide 100 degree eyepiece and the AstroHutech Hinode SG solar autoguider.
- Watch an episode of The Sky at Night, print out our deep sky tour chart, read get started guides, print out observing forms to record your observations, watch astronomy videos and view your Hotshots pictures on the coverdisc.
- Guides covering how to capture an image of the crescent of Venus, sketch Saturn and observe the lunar crater Taruntius.
- The world’s biggest and best skyguide to what you can see in the night skies in February including the Deep-Sky Tour of deep sky objects in the November night skies.
- The monthly Bulletin pages which bring you up to date on all the latest astronomical news as well as Cutting Edge analysis articles which highlight brand new research.
- Our Scope Doctor answers your technical kit questions.
- Interactive: your letters, tweets, forum posts and readers’ scopes
- Gear – a round up of the latest astronomical accessories
- What’s On listings – find out what astronomy events are on near you (also with astronomy related tv & radio listings.)
- Hotshots - this month's pick of your very best astrophotos
- Beautiful new images from space in Eye on the Sky.
- The latest astronomy books reviewed.