BBC Sky at Night Magazine April 2017 issue

Find out what's in the April 2017 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

BBC Sky at Night Magazine April 2017 issue

This month:

The Heart of Darkness – how astronomers are attemtping to see the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way


Stunning Southern Sights – the finest objects to observe from the southern hemisphere

The Universe from Uluru – how to stargaze from Australia’s Ayers Rock

Buying your first telescope – Will Gater reveals all you need to know to get started in astronomy

The Right Light at Night – how LED street lighting affects amateur astronomers

Reviews: Celestron Inspire 100AZ refractor, Bresser Solarix 76/350 telescope with solar filter, Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini

– Access the Bonus Content for a video interview with the astronomer leading Australia’s newest powerful telescope

Plus, February’s The Sky at Night episode during which Chris and Maggie take control of the telescopes at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory to view deep-sky objects selected by viewers.

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

Download a chapter of our book of the month: John Dvorak’s The Mask of the Sun

The astronomy of the Aborigines in The Guide

– How to make a simple binocular mirror mount

Image processingthe many colours of the rainbow star

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 April Sky Guide featuring April comets, the daylight occultation of Aldebaran and the Lyrid meteor shower

– 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

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


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