July 2016

Sky At Night July 2016

The July 2016 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is in the shops now!


Inside this month’s issue:

In Galileo’s Wake – how NASA’s Juno mission is opening up a new era of Jupiter exploration

Motion of the Stars – author and astrophotographer Jamie Carter reveals how to capture amazing star trail images

Detecting Disaster – what’s being done to protect life on Earth from the threat of asteroids?

Forgotten Astronomers – the men and women of astronomy and spaceflight whose achievements have been overlooked and understated

Dawn’s End – as NASA’s mission to Ceres comes to an end, we look back at what it has revealed about the largest body in the asteroid belt

Digitising the Sky – looking ahead to the LSST telescope in Chile

Reviews: Mead LightBridge Mini 130 Dobsonian, Daystar Quark calcium-H eyepiece, iOptron AZ Mount Pro

– Access the Bonus Content for our interview with Ian Carnelli, who is leading ESA’s mission to deflect an asteroid

Plus, May’s The Sky at Night episode, ESA videos looking ahead to Asteroid Day, July’s Virtual Planetariumdeep-sky tour chart, binocular tourobserving forms and Hotshots and Eye On The Sky picture galleries.

Weather in the Solar System in The Guide

How to build a bird table mount

Image processingusing Focus Magic to sharpen solar images

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 July Sky Guide featuring marvels of the Milky Way, Moon illusion and the lunar occultation of Gamma Tauri

– 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