September 2010

 - The new season starts here…Will Gater provides the indispensable guide to sights to observe during the new season of astronomy.
 
- How to predict clear skies – Steve Richards covers how you can make more accurate weather forecasts for observing   
 
- Patrick Moore discusses the great astronomers who have been remembered for putting a foot wrong
 
- Beginners’ guide to…Jupiter’s moons
 
10 essential observing and imaging software programs, plans to help you make a Crayford focuser, observing forms and Jupiter’s moons events on the coverdisc.
 
- We show you how to build a Crayford style focuser
 
- LOFAR – we visit the site of a new radio telescope in rural Hampshire that will revolutionize radio astronomy.
 
- Edwardians in space – we report on the BBC’s TV version of the HG Well’s classic The First Men in the Moon
 
- Guides covering how to capture the fine detail in M27, sketch Messier 39 and observe the lunar crater Langrenus. 
 
- The world’s biggest and best skyguide to the what you can see in the night skies in September including the cut out and
keep Deep-Sky Tour of faint fuzzies in the September 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 Sky-Watcher SynGuider in First Light and eight planetary eyepieces 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
 
- What I really want to know is – Chris Bramley talks to John Rowlands who wants to know…how often do noctilucent clouds appear?

On Sale Date: 
17/08/2010
Issue Number: 
64
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