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Popular Astronomy Magazine - January-February 2018
See what's in the January-February 2018 edition of 'Popular Astronomy' magazine. Click the cover to find out.

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Popular Astronomy Magazine

Popular Astronomy is the bright, informative magazine sent to SPA members every two months. Every issue is packed with articles and features and photographs about all aspects of astronomy. The text is written in a clear and readable style and will appeal to beginners and more experienced amateurs alike.

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As well as main features covering professional and amateur research, regular features include...

  • AstroNews - updates on some of the most interesting current developments in professional astronomy.
  • Citizen Science – looking at how amateur astronomers can help the professionals.
  • Amateur Scene - a fascinating look round around local astronomical societies.
  • Telescope Topics - practical advice on choosing and using, observing and imaging equipment.
  • Space Exploration - latest news on space probes and missions.
  • Young Stargazers - a special section for our younger members.
  • Sky Diary - what's happening in the sky in the coming weeks.
  • Section Reports – the very latest observations from our sections
  • Also, readers' letters, book and product reviews, society news, competitions and more.

If you have books or other publications for review, please contact Amanda Doyle

If you would like to submit material for publication in the magazine, please read the Popular Astronomy writers' guide.

Popular Astronomy Magazine - January-February 2018

January-February 2018


Tue, 16 Jan 2018   - Coming soon! Our new website

Fri, 05 Jan 2018   - Early morning spectacular

Sun, 31 Dec 2017   - Did you see the fireball on 31 December?