- The new season starts here…Will Gater provides the indispensable guide to sights to observe during the new season of astronomy.

- How to predict clear skies – Steve Richards covers how you can make more accurate weather forecasts for observing

- Patrick Moore discusses the great astronomers who have been remembered for putting a foot wrong

- Beginners’ guide to…Jupiter’s moons

- 10 essential observing and imaging software programs, plans to help you make a Crayford focuser, observing forms and Jupiter’s moons events on the coverdisc.

- We show you how to build a Crayford style focuser

- LOFAR – we visit the site of a new radio telescope in rural Hampshire that will revolutionize radio astronomy.

- Edwardians in space – we report on the BBC’s TV version of the HG Well’s classic The First Men in the Moon

- Guides covering how to capture the fine detail in M27, sketch Messier 39 and observe the lunar crater Langrenus.

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

- Reviews: we review the Sky-Watcher SynGuider in First Light and eight planetary eyepieces in our Group Test.

- Interactive: your letters, tweets, forum posts and readers’ scopes

- Gear – Vincent Whiteman rounds up 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

- What I really want to know is – Chris Bramley talks to John Rowlands who wants to know…how often do noctilucent clouds appear?


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.