The May 2014 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops now!
Here’s what’s inside the 100-pages and coverdisc.
– The riddles of the rings… Discover the hidden detail within Saturn’s most recognisable features.
– Remembering John Dobson – We pay tribute to a folk hero of astronomy outreach.
– May’s new meteor shower… Find out how debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR could leave us with a new shower in Camelopardalis.
– Ships in the night… Become an expert in imaging man-made satellites.
To catch a comet – Rosetta prepares to end its 10 year chase.
– Reviews: we review the Sky-Watcher EQ8 PRO EQ mount, the SkyVision 12-inch Compact Dobsonian and the Orion StarBlast 62mm compact travel refractor.
– Watch an episode of The Sky at Night, print out our deep sky tour chart, read get started guides, print out observing forms to record your observations, watch astronomy videos and view your Hotshots pictures on the coverdisc.
– Guides covering how to capture an image of the crescent of Venus, sketch Saturn and observe the lunar crater Taruntius.
– The world’s biggest and best skyguide to what you can see in the night skies in February including the Deep-Sky Tour of deep sky objects in the November night skies.
– The monthly Bulletin pages which bring you up to date on all the latest astronomical news as well as Cutting Edge analysis articles which highlight brand new research.
– 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 (also with astronomy related tv & radio listings.)
– 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.