Here’s what you’ll find in the Aug/Sep 2019 issue of Australian Sky & Telescope magazine — on sale now at your local newsagent, or subscribe today to the print or digital edition.
- We came in peace — Begun as the ultimate Cold War race between the world’s two superpowers, the Apollo project came to symbolise our endless desire to explore.
- Living under a red sun — Life on worlds orbiting the smallest, most common stars would have to cope with environments vastly different to our own.
- Your lunar travel guide — Kick-start your lunar observing with this easy guide to all the main features on our neighbouring world.
- Governing the planets — This year marks the 400th anniversary of Kepler’s Third Law of Planetary Motion. We look back at its legacy and the understanding it brought to the world.
- Sky celebration — We present the winning images from the Astronomical Society of NSW’s annual astrophotography competition.
- Orange is the new red — The conventional wisdom of using red at night needs to be revisited.
- Big scopes — The biggest Australian gathering of the biggest amateur telescopes.
OBSERVING & EXPLORING:
- Binocular highlight — Explore life on the edge of the ‘great Rift’
- Under the stars — Celebrating the colours of the stars
- The Moon — How old is that crater?
- Planets — The planets are playing hide and seek
- Meteors — See some hot fireballs on these cold nights
- Variable stars — R Aquarii, the focus of attention
- Comets — They don’t make sungrazing comets like these anymore
- Deep sky — Delve into the nebulae of Ophiuchus
- Outer limits — Get set for lunar occultations of Saturn
- Lunar imaging — Taking images of the Moon can be as simple and easy as you want it to be.
- Test report — Putting Lumicon’s new OIII filter throught it’s paces
- Astronomer’s workbench — Amazing homebuilt binocular telescopes
- Night life — events and activities for astronomy enthusiasts
…and much more.