October 2011


The October 2011 issue of Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops next week.

Here’s what’s inside the jam-packed 108-pages and coverdisc

– Uncovering the early Universe…the new discoveries revealing the most distant objects in the cosmos


– Astronomy Photographer of the Year….the world’s best astro images revealed.

– Achievement in Amateur Astronomy Award…we recognise the achievements of supernova hunter Tom Boles.

– A beginners’ guide to…navigating the stars.

– Patrick Moore considers the evidence of volcanic activity in the Moon’s past.

– The one and only…we look back 40 years to Britain’s first self-launched satellite, Prospero.

– Great British Rockets…how Black Arrow put Britain into space.

– Reviews: we review the SolarMax II 90 solar scope in First Light and six medium power eyepieces in our Group Test.

– How to…build a telescope case.

– 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 image Mars in the Beehive Cluster, sketch the Blue Snowball Nebula and observe the lunar crater Catharina.

– The world’s biggest and best skyguide to the what you can see in the night skies in October including the Deep-Sky Tour of faint fuzzies in the October 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 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.