Here’s what you’ll find in the July 2019 issue of Australian Sky & Telescope magazine — on sale now!
- Parkes and the Apollo 11 moonwalk — Australia’s very own ‘dish’ played a vital role in bringing the first footsteps on another world to television screens around the globe.
- The science of Apollo — Rocks brought back by the astronauts revolutionised our understanding of the Moon.
- Constant controversy — Astronomers can’t agree on the value of the Hubble constant — the number that describes the expansion rate of the universe. A solution is nowhere in sight.
- Lighting a cosmic fuse — Type Ia supernovae — the cosmic mileposts that helped prove the universe is accelerating — are not as uniform as astronomers once thought they were.
- The allure of Betelgeuse — Astronomers are itching to know when this red supergiant will go supernova, but a clear answer eludes them.
- Voyager 2 — Remembering NASA’s longest-running deep space mission.
OBSERVING & EXPLORING:
- Binocular highlight — Open star clusters to see in Centaurus
- Under the stars — Find the coloured stars of winter
- Planets — Saturn shines bright in Sagittarius
- Meteors — Duelling winter meteor showers
- Variable stars — Three stars to target in Scorpius
- Comets — Meet a most intriguing comet
- Deep sky — Finding non-NGC star clusters
- The Moon — Exploring a ghostly lunar feature
- Eclipse — Don’t miss July’s partial lunar eclipse
- Imaging — Great deep sky imaging begins with well-tracked images. We show you how to track like an expert.
- Test report — Could the DSI-IV be the best astronomical camera yet offered by Meade?
- Astronomer’s workbench — 3D print your own binocular telescope!
- Night life — events and activities for astronomy enthusiasts
…and much more.