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 Australian Sky & Telescope magazine

February/March 2017 issue – out now!

 

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Inside the February/March 2017 issue – on sale now:

FEATURES:

The world's biggest dish — China's 500-metre radio telescope begins work.

Pluto's moons — Scientists thought they knew what to expect, but they were wrong.

Black holes — How did the first black holes form? There's still no clear idea.

Big bang of the 1980s — Remembering the brightest supernova in 400 years.

Seeing double — There are plenty of sights to see in Gemini.

Totality — An ambitious program to study 2017's great solar eclipse.


OBSERVING & EXPLORING:

Binocular highlight — Grab your binoculars and witness the jewel of the southern skies.

Under the stars — There's lots to see between Sirius and Procyon.

Planets — Watch as the Moon 'swallows a star' in February.

Meteors — Keep your eyes open for the Alpha Centaurid meteors.

Double star notes — A wide variety of stars await you in Canis Major.

Variable stars — The ups and downs of Leo's famous variable star.

Comets — Lots of comets, old and new, on view in the sky.

The Moon — Tracking down the source of the mystery 'ray' in Serenitatis.

Solar System — Venus is never quite what it seems to be.

REGULAR FEATURES:

Test report — How good are Meade's three LightBridge Mini telescopes?

Astronomer’s workbench — How to build your own off-axis guider for astrophotography.

...and much more.


 

 Australian Sky & Telescope is the Australian astronomy magazine that brings you throughout the year:

  •  Observing guides for the night sky
  •  Renowned test reviews on astronomy equipment
  •  Reports on what amateurs around the country are doing
  •  The finest astronomy features and news coverage
  •  Inspiring astrophotos from our readers

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2017 Astronomy Calendar – get yours now!

The ever-popular Astronomy Calendar is back for 2017. Featuring 12 of the best Australian astrophotos from the prestigious David Malin Astrophotography Awards, this Australia-produced calendar is an ideal Christmas gift for every astronomer. It includes monthly Southern Hemisphere star maps, information on lunar phases and meteor showers, plus details of planetary alignments in the morning and evening skies. Only $19.95 + postage. Call (02) 9439 1955 to order your copy.

 2017 Astronomy Yearbook

The Astronomy 2017 yearbook is now here! Written by Australian astronomers for Southern Hemisphere skies, it is your invaluable guide to what’s visible in the night sky. Its 150 pages are packed full of detailed observing information, such as Moon phases, planet antics, eclipses and meteor showers, plus monthly viewing guides. Order your copy today to start planning your 2017 observing schedule. Only $27.95 + postage. Call (02) 9439 1955 to order your copy.

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Australian Sky & Telescope magazine is available in digital format for you to read on your computer or tablet. The February/March 2017 issue is now out, plus all back issues from the start of 2011 are also available. To subscribe, visit Australian Sky & Telescope's page on the Zinio website.

 

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