This month’s features:
– 2019: Space Missions – our roundup of the missions, launches and encounters planned for the coming 12 months
– Observing green stars – take our emerald observing challenge
– AI at the controls – the NASA missions that rely on artificial intelligence
– Imaging for Science: the inner and far outer planets – make your images of Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune more valuable to science
– Expert CMOS imaging tips – how to get the most out of using a CMOS camera to capture deep-sky objects
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Sky-Watcher Startravel-102 AZ-GTe
DayStar Quark Magnesium solar filter
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We speak to astronomer Geert Barentsen, a NASA scientist who works on the Kepler mission. Now that Kepler has retired, Geert reveals some of the amazing discoveries the mission has made.
Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in which the team look at a new European mission to study Mercury.
Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through January’s night skies in the Virtual Planetarium.
Also this month:
An introductory guide to stacking
How to clean your binoculars
Image processing – luminosity layers
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 a total lunar eclipse, observing Venus and Jupiter’s moons.
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