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Australian Sky & Telescope

November/December 2018
Magazine

Australian Sky & Telescope is a world-class magazine about the science and hobby of astronomy. Combining the formidable worldwide resources of its venerable parent magazine with the talents of the best science writers and photographers in Australia, Australian Sky & Telescope is

Explorers of the southern sky

Water lake discovered on Mars

Parker Solar Probe launches to ‘touch the Sun’

First direct image of newborn planet

IceCube neutrino linked to cosmic source

Source of present-day dust on Mars found

Andromeda’s encounter with a galactic sibling

Gap in Gaia data reveals stellar interiors

IN BRIEF

Essential astronomy reading • These Australian-produced titles are must-haves for all astronomy enthusiasts. Order yours today, and don’t forget your friends and family for Christmas!

An encounter with the king • Forty-five years ago, Pioneer 10 gave us our first close-up look at Jupiter.

Variations on a theme • Nature loves to riff on existing motifs, even in the most unearthly of environments.

DESTINATION: Venus? • Our toxic twin might be a scientific treasure trove, but infrequent visits are hindering our understanding of Venus and planetary evolution.

Venus on Earth

When cosmic colour came alive • Astronomy had to wait nearly 100 years for one astronomer to popularise the colour of the universe.

The VOLD Milky Way Next Door • An enormous region of near-emptiness starts on our doorstep, presenting astronomers with their best chance to study one of these gigantic cosmic structures.

THE EIGHT GREAT GALAXIES NEXT DOOR

THE LEO SPUR

MONSTER SCOPES • Astronomers and engineers are boldly building a generation of telescopes like none that has gone before.

USING THE STAR CHART

The true & the false Atik

Doubles & more in Capricornus • Continuing our exploration of the celestial Sea Goat, with some unexpected finds.

Venus returns to the dawn • Earth’s sister planet stamps its authority on our morning skies.

Three showers to see • There’ll be plenty of meteor activity in November and December.

SKY PHENOMENA

LUNAR PHENOMENA

46P/Wirtanen at its best • December will see this 3rd-magnitude comet grace our skies.

Spotting a superoutburst • Will you be viewing when VW Hydri blows its top?

ACTION AT JUPITER

Doubles amongst the galaxies • Better known for its deep sky objects, Sculptor contains interesting double stars too.

A whale of a galaxy cluster • Take advantage of the summer skies and reel in the denizens of Abell 194.

Circling the seven sisters • Catching the Pleiades Bubble on a night of perfect seeing.

New life for the Great Melbourne Telescope • Australian groups are restoring what was once the world’s largest equatorially mounted telescope.

Meade’s Mini Astrograph • The new Series 6000 70-mm apo astrograph delivers tack-sharp images across a wide field.

A new generation of ATM • Zane Landers carries on the grand tradition of telescope making.

The man who tamed the Vulcan Star • Academics, students and townsfolk have commemorated the life of Dr William McFarlane, write Graeme White and David Platz.

PROTECTING THE NIGHT

Astrophotos from our readers

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR IMAGES

Next Issue • ON SALE December 6

Cosmic entanglement • A brush with death brough home the profound connection we all have with the universe.


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Frequency: Every other month Publisher: Paragon Media Pty Ltd Edition: November/December 2018

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  • Release date: November 20, 2018

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Australian Sky & Telescope is a world-class magazine about the science and hobby of astronomy. Combining the formidable worldwide resources of its venerable parent magazine with the talents of the best science writers and photographers in Australia, Australian Sky & Telescope is

Explorers of the southern sky

Water lake discovered on Mars

Parker Solar Probe launches to ‘touch the Sun’

First direct image of newborn planet

IceCube neutrino linked to cosmic source

Source of present-day dust on Mars found

Andromeda’s encounter with a galactic sibling

Gap in Gaia data reveals stellar interiors

IN BRIEF

Essential astronomy reading • These Australian-produced titles are must-haves for all astronomy enthusiasts. Order yours today, and don’t forget your friends and family for Christmas!

An encounter with the king • Forty-five years ago, Pioneer 10 gave us our first close-up look at Jupiter.

Variations on a theme • Nature loves to riff on existing motifs, even in the most unearthly of environments.

DESTINATION: Venus? • Our toxic twin might be a scientific treasure trove, but infrequent visits are hindering our understanding of Venus and planetary evolution.

Venus on Earth

When cosmic colour came alive • Astronomy had to wait nearly 100 years for one astronomer to popularise the colour of the universe.

The VOLD Milky Way Next Door • An enormous region of near-emptiness starts on our doorstep, presenting astronomers with their best chance to study one of these gigantic cosmic structures.

THE EIGHT GREAT GALAXIES NEXT DOOR

THE LEO SPUR

MONSTER SCOPES • Astronomers and engineers are boldly building a generation of telescopes like none that has gone before.

USING THE STAR CHART

The true & the false Atik

Doubles & more in Capricornus • Continuing our exploration of the celestial Sea Goat, with some unexpected finds.

Venus returns to the dawn • Earth’s sister planet stamps its authority on our morning skies.

Three showers to see • There’ll be plenty of meteor activity in November and December.

SKY PHENOMENA

LUNAR PHENOMENA

46P/Wirtanen at its best • December will see this 3rd-magnitude comet grace our skies.

Spotting a superoutburst • Will you be viewing when VW Hydri blows its top?

ACTION AT JUPITER

Doubles amongst the galaxies • Better known for its deep sky objects, Sculptor contains interesting double stars too.

A whale of a galaxy cluster • Take advantage of the summer skies and reel in the denizens of Abell 194.

Circling the seven sisters • Catching the Pleiades Bubble on a night of perfect seeing.

New life for the Great Melbourne Telescope • Australian groups are restoring what was once the world’s largest equatorially mounted telescope.

Meade’s Mini Astrograph • The new Series 6000 70-mm apo astrograph delivers tack-sharp images across a wide field.

A new generation of ATM • Zane Landers carries on the grand tradition of telescope making.

The man who tamed the Vulcan Star • Academics, students and townsfolk have commemorated the life of Dr William McFarlane, write Graeme White and David Platz.

PROTECTING THE NIGHT

Astrophotos from our readers

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR IMAGES

Next Issue • ON SALE December 6

Cosmic entanglement • A brush with death brough home the profound connection we all have with the universe.


Expand title description text