May 2012

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

Here’s what’s inside the 108-pages and coverdisc.

- Amazing Astrophotos… 10 of the world’s top astro imagers choose their favourite shots  

- Completing the ISS… how our orbital outpost evolved from a hope, and how it could change our future   

- Herschel among the galaxies…find out why the Herschel Space Observatory is challenging our ideas about galaxy formation    

- Patrick Moore remembers some of the late astronomers he has met while filming The Sky at Night.   

- Planck: the cosmic cartographer – the quest to map the early Universe

- Stargazing skills – how to use filters to see the Universe in a new light.

- Reviews: we review the William Optics ZenithStar 70 in First Light and six 2-inch Crayford focusers in our Group Test.

-  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 May including the Deep-Sky Tour of deep sky objects in the May 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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