December 2017

December 2017

This month’s features:

2017: A Year in Review – looking back on the biggest space and astronomy stories of the past year

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Extrordinary Exmoor – make the most of the dark skies over Exmoor

Arthur’s Odyssey – the life and work of Arthur C Clarke

A Second Chance at First Light – how the British-built Isaac Newton Telescope found a new home on the island of La Palma

Imaging for Science: Part 3 – how your meteor photos could help science

Equipment reviews

Sky-Watcher Evostar-90 AZ Pronto telescope and mount

Revolution Imager R2 CCD video astronomy camera

Opticron Adventurer II WP 10×42 binoculars

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Maggie and Chris look at ambitions to return people to the Moon

We speak to Cecilia Fariña, manager of the Isaac Newton Telescope

Cardiff University astronomers reveal how the UK is searching for gravitational waves

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

Also this month

The mysteries of black holes in The Guide

How to build an equatorial platform

Image processingIAPY masterclass: Man Under the Stars

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 December Sky Guide featuring The Ursids and Geminids and the perigee full Moon for 2017

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


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