June 2012

The June 2012 issue of Sky at Night Magazine is out in the shops now!

Here’s what’s inside the 106-pages and coverdisc.

- Hidden valleys of the Moon… Our expert observing guide to lunar rilles.

- The last transit … All you need to know to catch the last transit of Venus in our lifetime.

- The most noble problem in nature … The fascinating tale of how astronomers joined forces to observe the 1761 transit

- Patrick Moore recounts the sad tale of Jeremiah Horrocks, the first person to see a transit of Venus

- A world awash with light – why everyone, not just astronomers, should be concerned about light pollution

- Stargazing skills – improve your binocular views.

- Reviews: we review the Vixen BT81S-A binocular telescope, the iOptron MiniTower II altaz Go-To mount and the Lunt LS152THa 6-inch solar telescope.

-  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 capture an image of the crescent of Venus, sketch Saturn and observe the lunar crater Taruntius.

- The world’s biggest and best skyguide to what you can see in the night skies in June including the Deep-Sky Tour of deep sky objects in the June 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 tv & 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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