May 2011

The May 2011 issue of Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops next week!
Here’s what’s inside the jam-packed 100-pages and coverdisc
 
- The 10 greatest astronomical discoveries…our panel of experts whittled down 30 astronomical discoveries to create a definitive list of the top 10 of all time.
 - Spaceflight update….we report on the final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery.
 
- Seeds from space…did life on Earth have its origins in interstellar gas clouds.
 
- A beginners’ guide to…observing Saturn's moons 
 
- Patrick Moore on the Mariner 9 mission
 
- Part two of our six-part course ‘Astrophotography – the complete guide’ – 11 pages of tutorials on how to capture amazing lunar images.
 
- Reviews: we review the LVI Smartguider 2 in First Light and four compact cameras in our Group Test.
 
- On the coverdisc: 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, view your Hotshots pictures and read a guide to setting up your mount for astro imaging.
 
- Guides covering how to image The Needle Galaxy, sketch Messier 5 and observe the lunar domes of Arago.
 
- The world’s biggest and best skyguide to the what you can see in the night skies in May including the double page Deep-Sky Tour of faint fuzzies in the May 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: 
19/04/2011
Issue Number: 
72
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