Coming up in the May/June 2020 issue of Australian Sky & Telescope magazine — on sale on April 16. Available from your local newsagent, or you can subscribe to the print or digital edition.

  • Liquid telescopes — Forget lenses and aluminising — scientists are turning to spinning mirrors made of mercury to study the universe.
  • The classic Dobsonian — A long-neglected relic of the 1970s finally sees the light, complete with psychedelic colour scheme.
  • Rugged worlds — Spacecraft sent to asteroids Ryugu and Bennu have unveiled bodies with formidable surfaces and mysterious histories.
  • Test report — We check out Canon’s EOS R mirrorless cameras, including the new ‘Ra’ model made for astrophotography.

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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