The January 2016 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is in the shops now!
Inside this month’s issue:
– Stargazing LIVE: 5 Years and Counting – Producer Keaton Stone looks back on the success of the show so far, and looks ahead to January’s new series.
– Tim Peake: Making History – we talk to Britain’s first official astronaut as he discusses his mission to the ISS, spacewalks and learning Russian
– Six Simple Experiments – learn the workings of the cosmos from the comfort of your own home
– The Size of Space – just how big can the Universe get?
– 2016: The Year Ahead – our guide to the coming year’s observing
– Predicting the Planets – what we got right – and wrong – about the worlds of our Solar System
– Reviews: Celestron Omni XLT AZ 102 refractor and mount, Opticron Adventurer 10×50 binoculars and the ZWO ASI224 high frame rate colour camera
– Access the bonus content for our videos illustrating three simple astronomy experiments you can try out at home, hosted by BBC Sky at Night Magazine news editor Dr Elizabeth Pearson.
Plus, November’s Sky at Night episode looking at the hunt for exoplanets, January’s Virtual Planetarium, deep sky tour chart, get started guides, observing forms and Hotshots and Eye On The Sky picture galleries.
– The value of binoculars in The Guide
– How to create timelapse star trails
– Image processing – the advantages of shooting in RAW
– 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 January Sky Guide featuring Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina, an all-sky chart, a deep-sky tour and more…
– 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