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March 2012

The March 2012 issue of Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops tomorrow!

Here’s what’s inside the 108-pages and coverdisc.

- Unmissable Mars… make the most of this month’s close approach of the Red Planet!  

- The UK’s top star parties….what are they like? Where is your nearest one? Find out in our guide to 2012’s events.

- Changing times – the latest on plans to change the clocks

- Image Processing…bring your deep sky images to life with part 3 of our 4 part series covering light pollution removal and much more.  

- Patrick Moore reveals his opinion on exoplanets and the spread of life in the Galaxy.  

- Exploring deep space – we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pioneer 10’s launch.

- The lost world – pre-Space Age visions of Mars revealed

- Stargazing skills – how to use a finderscope.

- Reviews: we review Celestron’s CPC Deluxe 1100 HD in First Light and four catadioptric scopes 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.

- Guides covering how to capture an image of the Realm of Galaxies, sketch NGC 2419 and observe the lunar crater Aristarchus.

- 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: 
21/02/2012
Issue Number: 
82