Here’s what you’ll find in the February 2019 issue of Australian Sky & Telescope magazine — on sale now!


  • What came before the Big Bang — once thought unknowable, scientists think they now have some clues.
  • Cosmic ripples — using pulsars to spot spacetime waves.
  • The nearest stars — astronomers are taking a census of our stellar neighbours.
  • Space missions in 2019 — our infographic shows you which spacecraft are heading where.
  • First lady — the world’s first female paid to do astronomy, might not be who you think.
  • Landing pad — Australia’s new space agency will be based in Adelaide.


  • Binocular highlight — finding hidden gems in the space between star clusters.
  • Under the stars — meet Canopus, the second brightest star in the sky.
  • Planets — Venus and Saturn meet up in the morning.
  • Meteors — catch the Alpha Centaurid meteor shower.
  • Variable stars — the story of the ‘dog star’ and the dwarf.
  • Comets — learn the mysteries of the sungrazing comets.
  • Deep sky — hop into Lepus, the ‘bunny’ constellation.
  • Going deep — we show you how to spot the Horsehead Nebula.
  • Solar System — what have we learned from last year’s Martian dust storm?


  • Image processing — we show you how to bring out the best from your emission nebula photos.
  • Test report — Sky-Watcher’s AZ-GTi mount and Evostar 72 refractor make for a dynamic duo.
  • Astronomer’s workbench — Mel Bartels’ latest mega-scope design.
  • Night life — events and activities for astronomy enthusiasts
  • In profile — a new section of the magazine, where we interview leading amateur astronomers.

…and much more.

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