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January 2022 Bonus Content

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Virtual Planetarium

Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through January’s night-sky highlights.


200 issues of observing

Listen to Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel chat about their favourite astronomical events since the first issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine was launched.


Book preview: The Space Business

Download and read an extract from a new book that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the private spaceflight industry.

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Extract provided courtesy of Icon Books.


Binocular and deep-sky tours

Download this month’s binocular and deep-sky tour charts. The charts are printed in black on white so they can be viewed under red light at your telescope.

Binocular Tour (PDF)

Deep-Sky Tour (PDF)


Southern Sky Chart

Download our sky chart for observers in the southern hemisphere.

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Observing forms

Record your observations of Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Venus and the Sun with our handy printable forms.

If you observe the Sun, remember NEVER to look at it with your naked eye; either project it through your telescope or use a solar filter on your telescope’s front lens.

Jupiter (PDF)

Mars (PDF)

Saturn (PDF)

Venus (PDF)

The Sun (PDF)


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