November 2010 - collectible issue

Look out for the shiny silver telescope cover in all good newsagents!


- Telescope evolution…Allan Chapman charts the evolution of the telescope throughout history, explaining how we got the designs we have today.
 
 - Patrick Moore remembers his first telescope and how it ignited his passion for the Solar System.
 
- NASA’s airborne telescope, What do you get when you take a modified Boeing 747 and attach a telescope? SOFIA!
 
- Amateur Astronomy Award – Another recipient wins our Achievement in amateur Astronomy Award. Know someone who should be nominated? Get in touch at skyatnight@bbcmagazines.com
 
 - Beginners’ guide to…Light Pollution
 
 -  Watch a classic episode of The Sky at Night, print out our observing forms, read get started guides, use the Jupiter’s moons calculator, watch astronomy videos and view your Hotshots pictures on the coverdisc.
 
- We show you how to drift align your mount with a camera

 - Telescope FAQs – reflector or refractor, new or secondhand; we answer all your questions before you buy. 
 
- Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – the enormous optical telescopes that have given us the greatest insights into our Universe
 
- Guides covering how to capture images of meteors, sketch Messier 76 and observe the lunar crater Stadius
 
 - The world’s biggest and best skyguide to the what you can see in the night skies in November including the cut out and keep Deep-Sky Tour of faint fuzzies in the November 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.
 
- Reviews: we review the Meade LT-8 ACF in First Light and six beginners’ telescopes in our Group Test.
 
 - Interactive: your letters, tweets, forum posts and readers’ scopes
 
 - Gear – Vincent Whiteman rounds up 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: 
19/10/2010
Issue Number: 
66
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