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.
OBSERVING & EXPLORING:
- 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.