November 2016


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


Inside this month’s issue:

A FREE lunar phases 2017 poster (print edition only)

Rise of the Rovers – the next generation of rovers exploring the Red Planet

Dark-sky Scotland – our pick of the best sites for Scottish stargazing

Is there life on Europa? – examining new evidence of plumes on Jupiter’s icy moon

The Milky Way: From the Inside Out – how do astronomers map our Galaxy?

Discovering Andromeda – take our star-hopping tour of M31

Reviews: Meade ETX 90 Observer telescope, Altair Astro 100mm giant binoculars, Explore Scientific 12mm 92° eyepiece

– Access the Bonus Content for our interview with ExoMars 2016 project scientist Håkan Svedhem, and September’s The Sky at Night episode in which Chris and Maggie look at the recent discovery of exoplanet Proxima b.

Plus, November’s Virtual Planetariumdeep-sky tour chart, binocular tourobserving forms and Hotshots and Eye On The Sky picture galleries.

Tidal locking and the lunar cycle in The Guide

– How to turn a coffee container into a dew shield

Image processingsharpening with a high pass filter

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 new-look 17-page November Sky Guide

– 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


What I Really Want To Know Is – what’s the cause of Mars’s mystery streaks?

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