October 2010


  - 50 Deep Sky Wonders – see them all in one night with our brand new observing challenge.


- The UK’s biggest and best Sky Guide – all the highlights for October, including Comet 103P/Hartley, Mira at maximum and a lunar occultation. Plus, we show you how to sketch and image Jupiter.


- Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2010 – enjoy the winners’ stunning shots, complete with expert commentary from the judges.


- Learn about meteorite collecting from the master himself - Patrick Moore.


- First Light – we put the Altair Astro 8-inch Imaging Newtonian through its paces.


- Group Test – it’s been a while but binoculars are back! We rate the top pairs of 10x50s.


- Beginners’ Guide to keeping your scope clean – don’t rub your mirror till you’ve read this! Plus the continuing adventures of newbie Keith Hopcroft.


- Living off world – Read how mankind could survive in space colonies, and watch video diaries from the Mars500 project on the coverdisc.


- Exclusively for Sky at Night Magazine, Patrick Moore invites you to take part in the celebrations for The Sky at Night’s 700th episode.


- Stunning pictures – your best photos in Hotshots, and the latest professional images in Eye on the Sky.


- All the latest news, complete with expert analysis from Drs Chris Lintott and Lewis Dartnell.


- What’s on – a star party in historic Bath, concerts in Birmingham and aliens at the Albert Hall, plus many more events up and down the UK.


- How to sketch a meteor fireball. We reveal how to make the most of meteor observing sessions.


- Scope Doctor – Steve Richards promises to cure your equipment ills.


- Plus Gear – the latest accessories; Books – the latest titles reviewed; and meet a UFO hunter in What I Really Want To Know.


- And last but not least… do you know enough to complete our Astro Crossword?

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