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Exclusive to members – Popular Astronomy Magazine

The September– October 2023 issue of our bimonthly magazine is out now – and it’s out 70th anniversary issue! It is packed with interesting articles, but you won’t find it in the shops. That’s because Popular Astronomy is available exclusively to members of the Society for Popular Astronomy.

To get your own copy, plus all the other benefits of belonging to Britain’s brightest astronomical society, click here now to become a member of the SPA!


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The planet Saturn is currently at its closest to Earth for 2023 and is better visible from the UK than it has been for 10 years. Even a small telescope will show its splendid rings, which make it a unique sight in the Solar System.

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