May 2015

The May 2015 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops now!

Here’s what’s inside the 108-pages.

- The cosmic clock... How would you work out the date - or even the year - in a world without watches?

- Create your own images with space mission data... Learn how enthusiasts are making astrophotos from raw spacecraft data

- Discovering creation... The story of how two research teams came together to identify the CMB.

- The Universe in high resolution... What the afterglow of the Big Bang can tell us about the early Universe.

- Should the UK build a spaceport? We ask the experts

- Life on the dark side... The operators of some of the world's most famous scopes tell us why they love their jobs.

- Reviews: we review the TS Imaging Star 100Q 4-inch apo-astrograph, the Vixen SX2 equatorial mount with Star Book TEN controller and the Mallincam Signature HD colour video camera.

-  Use our coverdisc to watch a classic episode of The Sky at Night from 1972, 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, including a March solar eclipse special.

- Guides covering noctilucent clouds and observing Saturn at opposition in this month's Sky Guide.

- Our amazing skyguide shows what you can see in the night skies in May, including the best pick of deep-sky, planetary and binocular objects.

- The monthly Bulletin pages bring you up to date on all the latest astronomical news, as well as Cutting Edge giving the highlights from 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.

On Sale Date: 
16/04/2015
Issue Number: 
120
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