June 2016

June 2016

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

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Inside this month’s issue:

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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 Planetariumdeep-sky tour chart, binocular tourobserving 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 processingediting 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