March 2010

- The new breed of black hole: how NASA ended a 30-year hunt for astronomy’s missing link, the ‘intermediate-mass’ black hole.

- Total eclipse on Easter Island – we give you everything you need to know to get ready for the most spectacular event of 2010

- Patrick Moore
on quasars and how they remain one of astronomy’s most persistent mysteries.

- The March Marathon observing challenge – we guide you through a night of observing 30 fantastic celestial objects with star charts showing how to find them.

- Reviews of four 6-inch Newtonian reflectors and an in-depth First Light review of this month’s hottest new product the Tele Vue 21mm Ethos eyepiece

- The world's biggest and best sky guide - 14 pages of celestial sights to see in March including the Deep-Sky Tour of faint fuzzies in Leo and Cancer.

- Guides covering how to capture an image of Saturn, sketch the Beehive Cluster and observe the lunar crater Tycho.

- 'How to...' guide to collimate a Newtonian telescope

- ‘What’s On’
guide to the major astronomical events and meetings that are happening in March including the Isle of Wight Star Party, Dr Hayley Gomez talking to the Torbay Astronomical Society and a spring Moon watch by the Hampshire Astronomical Group.

- Babak Tafreshi’s guide to shooting wide-field landscape astrophotography.

- A beginners' guide to the Messier Catalogue including Messier objects to see with the naked eye and small scopes.

- Astronomical Howlers;
how even the finest scientific minds have slipped up along the way.

- 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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