The October 2013 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops now!
Here’s what’s inside the 108-pages and coverdisc.
- Gaia's incredible mapping mission… Launching in November, Gaia will map the Milky Way in unprecedented detail - here's how.
- Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013- See the stunning astro images that took first prize in each category and the runners-up.
- Danger on the ISS… The perils of life 400km above Earth.
- Land of the giants... Many historic US telescopes are open to the public - and Paul Abel visited them.
The AAA award – WWe honour a couple who've put a lifetime's work into promoting amateur astronomy.
- Reviews: we review the Revelation 16-inch f/4.5 M-CRF Truss Dobsonian, the iOptron ZEQ25 GT equatorial mount and the Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD camera.
- 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 crescent of Venus, sketch Saturn and observe the lunar crater Taruntius.
- The world’s biggest and best skyguide to what you can see in the night skies in February including the Deep-Sky Tour of deep sky objects in the November 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 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.