January 2020 Bonus Content

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Virtual Planetarium, January 2020

Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through January’s night-sky highlights in our new and improved Virtual Planetarium.


Interview: Prof Andrew Coates discusses the ExoMars rover

Audiobook preview

Listen to a chapter about astronomer Robert Stawell Ball’s 1881 Christmas lecture on the Sun, Moon and planets, delivered at the Royal Institution.

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Clip provided courtesy of audible.co.uk

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 this month’s sky chart for the southern hemisphere.

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DIY Astronomy

Download a table to help with this issue’s DIY Astronomy project.

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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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