The June 2016 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is in the shops now!
Inside this month’s issue:
– Cassini’s Final Adventure – Will Gater looks at how NASA’s spacecraft will end its Saturn mission
– The Magic of Saturn – reviews editor Paul Money reveals how to observe the ringed planet for the first time
– Tim Peake’s Return – Nick Spall looks back on the British astronaut’s mission
– The Cosmos in your Pocket – Pete Lawrence reveals how to capture astrophotographs on your smartphone
– The Seasons of Mars – shrinking ice caps and global dust storms on the Red Planet
– Helen Sharman – we speak to the first Brit in space about her historic flight 25 years ago
– Reviews: Orion Starseeker IV 6-inch Go-To Maksutove-Cassegrain, Canon 12×36 IS III binoculars, Altair Kitakaru eyepieces
– Access the Bonus Content for our interview with Dr David Reitze, who led the discovery of gravitational waves.
Plus, April’s The Sky at Night episode and ESA videos looking at Tim Peake’s best bits on board the ISS, June’s Virtual Planetarium, deep-sky tour chart, binocular tour, observing forms and Hotshots and Eye On The Sky picture galleries.
– Parallax and stellar distances in The Guide
– How to Automate Your Observatory, part 2
– Image processing – editing noctilucent cloud 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 June Sky Guide featuring Pluto, Neptune and noctilucent clouds
– 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