Coming up in the Feb/Mar 2020 issue of Australian Sky & Telescope magazine — on sale on January 16. Grab it from your local newsagent, or you can subscribe to the print or digital edition.

  • Hobby killers — Our tips for how to avoid an expensive mistake when buying your first telescope.
  • The Martian underground — Discoveries of life deep beneath Earth’s surface are making scientists wonder what might hide in the subsurface zones of Mars.
  • Pictorial: Photo finish — The Auckland Astronomical Society’s annual astrophotography competition has once again captured the essence of our marvellous southern skies.
  • Telescope tips — We show you how an easy-to-assemble imaging aid can take the guesswork out of focusing.

Plus: What’s in the sky tonight, all the latest Australasian and global news in astronomy and space science, telescope and astrophotography tips and so much more.

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