Here’s what you’ll find in the April 2018 issue of Australian Sky & Telescope magazine — on sale now!
- The Planet Hunter — NASA’s new TESS mission will scan 200,000 star systems
- Dynamo Earth — Is our planet’s magnetism on the wane?
- Sky scopes — Doing astronomy by balloon
- The Zodiac — Where did all those constellations come from?
- Telescope care — How to keep Schmidt-Cassegrain optics aligned
- My dad and the telescope — A father’s love found new expression in celestial vistas.
OBSERVING & EXPLORING:
- Binocular highlight — Under Theta Carinae’s hot, blue radiance
- Under the stars — Sirius isn’t Canis Major’s only ‘star’
- Planets — A good time to observe Mercury
- Meteors — The ever-reliable Eta Aquariids
- Double stars — Wander west through Centaurus’ stars
- Variable stars — V Pyxidis and its perplexing changes
- Comets — C/2016 R2 puts on a remarkable display
- Deep sky — Swim with Crab (Cancer) and Sea Monster (Hydra)
- Exploring the Moon — Revealing the lunar surface’s watery secrets
- Exploring the Solar System — A crazy theory about Venus
- Test report — We put the QHY16200A Monochrome CCD camera through its paces
- Astronomer’s workbench — Make a binocular mount that works!
- Focal point — Where has my astro hobby gone?
…and much more.