The October 2015 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is in the shops now!


Here’s what’s inside the 108 pages.

- Our dark skies survival guide - helping you leave light pollution behind and become a master of darker skies
- The October octathlon - Will Gater sets eight mini challenges to get the best out of the darker autumnal nights
- Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 - we reveal this year's amazing astroimages
- The science of fiction - uncovering the workshop that helps sci-fi writers keep their science right
- An end to expendability? - reusing the rockets that launch us into space
- Reviews: the Airylab 203mm Hydrogen-Alpha Chromosome Telescope, Baader Nano Tracker travelling mount and the QHY9S monochrome CCD camera
- Access the bonus content for our NASA NIAC special, uncovering the NASA program developing the ideas and concepts that will change the way we explore the Universe. Watch our interview with program manager Alvin Yew and discover our favourite ideas funded by the scheme
View our on-line gallery of the top entries in this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition
Plus! August's BBC Sky at Night episode looking at cosmic explosions, the deep sky tour chart, get started guides, observing forms, ESA and NASA videos and Hotshots and Eye On The Sky picture galleries
- Understanding optical aberrations in The Guide
- How to use a video camera for star tests
- Image processing - understanding and using wavelets in RegiStax
- 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 October Sky Guide featuring the a planetary lunar massing, October meteors, an all-sky chart, a deep-sky tour and more...
- 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