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Popular Astronomy Magazine - November-December 2014
See what's in the November-December 2014 edition of 'Popular Astronomy' magazine. Click the cover to find out.

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What's that bright star?

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The SPA is for everyone. Whether you're young or old, a beginner or an experienced skywatcher, there’s something for you. We aim to make stargazing fun!
Take a look round our site for inspiration about how the SPA can help you with your own astronomy.
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014   - What's that bright star?

Wed, 10 Dec 2014   - Gorgeous Geminids light up the sky

Tue, 18 Nov 2014   - Seen the Andromeda Galaxy?