January 2011

Here’s what’s inside the jam-packed 108-pages and coverdisc of the UK’s best selling astronomy magazine.


- Patrick Moore’s guide to 2011…the year’s night sky highlights for begonners and experts


- Stargazing Live, Will Gater talks to Brian Cox about his new astronomy series in January.


- Ice haloes, we find out what causes these fascinating daytime phenomena.


- Reviews: we review the Tele Vue 3.7mm Ethos-SX 110º eyepiece in First Light and three full frame DSLRs in our Group Test.


- Apollo 14 – the story of three men, the Moon and a game of golf.


- Beginners’ guide to…occultations


- Watch an episode of The Sky at Night, print out our deep sky tour chart, read get started guides, get a extra images and video from the DSLR group test, watch astronomy videos and view your Hotshots pictures on the coverdisc.


- We show you how to clean a reflector


- Patrick Moore celebrates four centuries since the birth of the Moon-mapper Johannes Hevelius


- An article on aurorae throughout the Solar System


- Hunt for the hidden star – we investigate whether the Sun has a cold, dark neighbour.


- Guides covering how to capture an image of January’s partial solar eclipse, sketch the Crab Nebula and observe the lunar crater Einstein.


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

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