Here’s what you’ll find in the Nov/Dec 2020 issue of Australian Sky & Telescope magazine — on sale now at your local newsagent, or you can subscribe to the print or digital edition.


  • To touch the Sun — NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is on a record-breaking journey to study our nearest star.
  • The David Malin Awards — We present the amazing award-winning images from Australia’s major astrophotography competition.
  • The radio sky — Astronomers have invented a variety of novel approaches to observe the longest wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • Star clocks — Measurements of stellar rotation give astronomers insight into stars’ ages. But they’ve also unearthed a mystery.
  • The lost discoveries of E.E. Barnard — The famed American astronomer’s unreported discoveries are finally coming to light.
  • Planetary observing — You can become a planetary pro using these easy observing tips.

Observing & exploring:

  • Binocular highlight — Grab your binoculars and find Uranus.
  • Under the stars — Some of the best sights for November nights.
  • Planets — Jupiter and Saturn shine close together.
  • Meteors — It’s Leonids meteor shower season again.
  • Comets — Is a magnitude 9 comet on the way?
  • Variable stars — T Tauri is the star of the show.
  • Solar System — Exploring the changing face of Mars.
  • Celestial calendar — See the gegenschein, an eclipse and Uranus.

Regular features:

  • Astrophotography — Image stacking is all about improving signal and reducing noise, and knowing when you need to use it.
  • Test report — Sharpstar’s 15-cm hyperbolic astrograph promises sharp images across a wide field.
  • Astronomer’s workbench — A unique fold-away telescope that is a functional f/3.3 masterpiece.
  • Night life — Events and activities for astronomy enthusiasts.

Next issue

And here’s what’s coming up in the Jan/Feb 2021 issue of Australian Sky & Telescope — on sale on December 3.

  • Complete 2021 sky guide — We give you everything you need to plan your next year’s observing sessions in our comprehensive 2021 sky guide.
  • Seeing satellites — We’ve all seen low-Earth orbit satellites flying overhead. But have you ever seen a geostationary satellite? We show you how.
  • Double vision — Twin telescopes are a great way to boost your imaging output when seeing conditions are favourable.
  • A place for everything — Keeping your eyepieces, filters, adaptors etc neat and tidy can be tricky. We reveal some innovative storage solutions.

Available from your local newsagent, or subscribe today to the print or digital edition.