March 2017

Sky at Night March 2017

Inside the March 2017 issue:

A Time of Tumult – how the Solar System formed during an era of asteroid bombardments.


Secrets of the Aurora – aurora chaser Melanie Windridge travels to Canada to reveal the science behind why the sky goes green

Grand Designs – how Grand Canyon National Park is ditching its floodlights to become a certified dark sky site

Astrophotography from your Armchair – six of the best remote telescope services that you can control from your own home

Holidays with the Stars – our pick of some of the best astro-holidays planet Earth has to offer

Reviews: Omegon AP 104/650 ED refractor, Losmandy G11-G equatorial mount, Daystar Sodium D-Line Quark eyepiece filter

– Access the Bonus Content for video interviews with the scientists leading new NASA missions to study asteroids and uncover the secrets of the Solar System

Plus, January’s The Sky at Night episode revealing the latest studies of our Milky Way Galaxy, and Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through March’s night sky in the Virtual Planetarium

Demystifying dark sky designations in The Guide

– How to image structural detail on the International Space Station

Image processingbecome a master of bi-colour imaging

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 March Sky Guide featuring comet-sighting, Jupiter and its moons, and lunar librations

– 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