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March 2011

Here’s what’s inside the jam-packed 100-pages and coverdisc of the UK’s best selling astronomy magazine.

- Wonders of the Universe…Brian Cox’s latest TV series revealed + and interview with professor Cox himself.

- Comets in Disguise….Will Gater looks at the six mysterious objects lurking in the asteroid belt.

- A FREE pull out and keep 24 page guide to every single episode of the BBC’s Sky at Night programme.

- We show you how to make a red light torch

- A beginners’ guide to…star parties

- Patrick Moore discusses the discovery of Neptune

- Reviews: we review the APM 107mm triplet apo refractor in First Light and four binoviewers in our Group Test.

- 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.

- Allan Chapman writes about Patrick Moore’s forbears

- An article on Helen Keen’s comedy show It Is Rocket Science!

- High societies – we find out why you should join a national astronomy group

- Guides covering how to capture a conjunction, sketch the Eskimo Nebula and observe the lunar crater Cleomedes.

- The world’s biggest and best skyguide to the what you can see in the night skies in March including the Deep-Sky Tour of faint fuzzies in the March 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 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

On Sale Date: 
22/02/2011
Issue Number: 
70