August 2018

Find out what's in the August 2018 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

SKY AT NIGHT August 2018

This month’s features:

Rise of the Red Moon – Paul Money looks ahead to the 27 July lunar eclipse

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The Complete Guide to Meteor Observing – how to make the most out of one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year

Space Telescopes of the Future – how the next generation of space ‘scopes will change the way we view the Universe

Take it from Me – top astronomy tips from our panel of experts

Preparing for Mars – the Earth-based analogue missions readying astronauts for the Red Planet

Equipment reviews

Omegon Telescope Pro RC 203/1624

Sky-Watcher SolarQuest Solar Go-To tracking mount

Bresser Full HD Deep-Sky Camera

This issue, Niamh Shaw reveals the Earth-based missions preparing astronauts for a journey to Mars.
This issue, Niamh Shaw reveals the Earth-based missions preparing astronauts for a journey to Mars.

Online Bonus Content

We speak to Hal Weaver, NASA project scientist for the New Horizons mission, on what’s next for the spacecraft

Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in which Maggie reveals the latest results from the Juno mission at Jupiter

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

Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in this month's Bonus Content. Maggie Aderin-Pocock looks at the latest results from the Juno mission at Jupiter.
Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in this month’s Bonus Content. Maggie Aderin-Pocock looks at the latest results from the Juno mission at Jupiter.

Also this month

Getting started with binocular astronomy

How to build an eyepiece to measure double stars

Image processingcreating a mosaic with Astro Pixel Processor

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 August Sky Guide featuring the Perseids Meteor Shower, Venus at dichotomy and this month’s partial solar eclipse

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

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The latest astronomy books reviewed