January 2015

Sky At Night Jan 2015

The January 2015 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops now!


Here’s what’s inside the 108-pages and coverdisc.

2015: my observing year… What will you be observingin 2015? We ask top amateurs for their picks.

Stargazing Live previewThe series returns – this time in March.

– Eclipse: age of totality… We explore the exciting years ahead for solar eclipse chasers.

3D IN zero g… A new age of space engineering dawns.

Jupiter’s dynamic moons – Your guide to the giant planet’s satellites.

– Reviews: we review the William Optics Star 71 five-element apo refractor, the iOptron CEM 60 equatorial mount and the iNova NNB-Cx colour CCD camera.

–  Watch an episode of The Sky at Night, print out our deep sky tour chart, read get started guides, print out observing forms to record your observations, watch astronomy videos and view your Hotshots pictures on the coverdisc.

– Guides covering how to capture an image of the crescent of Venus, sketch Saturn and observe the lunar crater Taruntius.

The world’s biggest and best skyguide to what you can see in the night skies in February including the Deep-Sky Tour of deep sky objects in the November night skies.

– The monthly Bulletin pages which bring you up to date on all the latest astronomical news as well as Cutting Edge analysis articles which highlight brand new research.

– 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 (also with astronomy related tv & radio listings.)

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.