March 2019

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Inside this month’s new-look issue:

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  • Free meteor shower poster – revealing the top showers for 2019 and when to see them
  • Capture the night sky with a smartphone – from point-and-shoot to pairing with your scope
  • Adventures in the aurora zone – hunting the Northern Lights in Swedish Lapland
  • Imaging for science: the deep sky – spectroscopy and photometry: two ways to boost the scientific value of your photography
  • Apollo 9 – the story of the early Moon mission trailblazers
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Apollo 9 astronaut Russell Schweickart pictured during his spacewalk in Earth orbit. Read all about this trailblazing mission in the latest issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine. Credit: NASA/James McDivitt

Equipment reviews

William Optics Zenithstar 61 apo refractor

Altair Ultraflat eyepieces

Online Bonus Content

Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in this month's Bonus Content, in which Chris Lintott visits NASA mission control to witness the reaction as New Horizons makes its Kuiper Belt flyby.
Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in this month’s Bonus Content, in which Chris Lintott visits NASA mission control to witness the reaction as New Horizons makes its Kuiper Belt flyby.

Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through March’s night skies in the Virtual Planetarium.

We speak to telescope scientist Tim Abbott to find out the latest from a mission looking into the nature of dark energy

Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in this month’s Bonus Content, in which Chris Lintott visits NASA mission control to witness the reaction as New Horizons makes its Kuiper Belt flyby.

Also this month:

How to capture impressive aurora photographs – even from the UK

Tips for processing nebula images

How to build a smartphone holder for your telescope

Monthly Bulletin pages bring you up to date with all the latest astronomical news, as well as Cutting Edge revealing the highlights from brand new research

Our March Sky Guide featuring zodiacal light, equinox aurora and Mars.

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

Gallery – this month’s pick of your very best astrophotos

Beautiful new images from space in Eye on the Sky

The latest astronomy books reviewed

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