This month's features:

- The Magnetic Universe - Lucie Green reveals how Earth's magnetosphere makes life on Earth possible

- Ripples, Radiation & Revelation - how gravitational wave data and electromagnetic observations are shedding light on the workings of the cosmos

- Measuring the Aurora - Find out how we can hear the aurora from the UK

- TESS to Impress - the new exoplanet hunter set for launch

- Farewell to the Flares - the race to catch the last Iridium flares is on

Equipment reviews

Sky-Watcher Explorer-130PS telescope and AZ-EQ Avant mount

Canon 14x32 IS binoculars

Altair GP-CAM 290M USB3 mono camera

Online Bonus Content

Watch our video interview with Dr George Ricker, who is leading the new TESS exoplanet mission

Download an audio chapter and a PDF chapter from two new astronomy books

The Sky at Night team go in search of the invisible Universe.

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

Also this month

Supernovae explained in The Guide

How to build a rotating meteor shutter

Image processing - catch the colours of the winter stars

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 lunar occulatations; Mercury, Venus and the Moon, and this month's blue Moons

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


Iain Todd BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Iain ToddScience journalist

Iain Todd is BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Content Editor. He fell in love with the night sky when he caught his first glimpse of Orion, aged 10.