July 2018

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This month’s features:

Superflares: Earth Under Threat? – Marcus Chown on the risk of coronal mass ejections to our planet

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Journey to the Centre of the Solar System – how the Parker Solar Probe will study the Sun up close

The American Rocket Dream – why NASA is looking to commercial companies to fly astronauts into space

60 years of NASA – Libby Jackson looks back on six decades of the US space agency

Chasing the South American Eclipse – the path of totality for this year’s solar eclipse passes through Chile and Argentina

The Parker Solar Probe will study our host star like never before. Find out how in this month's issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine.Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
The Parker Solar Probe will study our host star like never before. Find out how in this month’s issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine.
Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Equipment reviews

Explore Scientific Ultra Light 16-inch Dobsonian Generation II

Sky-Watcher Evostar 72ED DS-Pro refractor

Altair Hypercam 183M V2 mono astronomy

Online Bonus Content

We speak to two scientists recreating the conditions around stars in the New Mexico dessert

Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in which the team look at the latest results from the Gaia mission to map the Milky Way

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

Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in this month's Bonus Content
Watch an episode of The Sky at Night in this month’s Bonus Content

Also this month

Top tpips for observing the Sun

How to 1.25-inch filter wheel

Image processingIntegration using Astro Pixel Processor

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 the 27 July lunar eclipse, aphelion day and Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner

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