November–December 2020


18           Masterclass in astrophotography                                             Robert Harvey

20           Mars: The clearest view in 2020                                                Nicholas Booth

27           In conversation with…Tim Peake                                              Nisha Beerjeraz-Hoyle



4               Editorial                                                                                             Robin Scagell                    

4             AstroNews                                                                                         Amber Hornsby

Phosphine detected in the clouds of Venus                          Amber Loren Hornsby

Hubble reveals Andromeda’s huge halo                                 Thom Shutt

A rare explosive combination                                                     Greg Cooke

Jupiter-sized planet survives star’s demise                            Amber Loren Hornsby

9              Citizen Science                                                                                 Alice Sheppard

Global Meteor Network

10           Telescope Topics                                                                             Ian Morison

Telescope mounts part 1: altazimuth mounts

12           Amateur Scene                                                                                 Peter Wade

Take the ASE-24 challenge

Liverpool’s founding father

Seaside stargazers

Star atlas anniversary / Out and about

14           How to start astronomical sketching                                        Mary McIntyre

23           Young Stargazers                                                                             Osnat Katz

From the Chief Stargazer                                                              Lucie Green

To the Red Planet!                                                                           Osnat Katz

Make your own rover                                                                     Osnat Katz

29           Space Exploration                                                                           Nisha Beerjeraz-Hoyle 

SLS and Orion on track for November 2021 launch

Europa Clipper mission needs a ride to space

Celebrating 20 years living on the International Space Station

32           What’s up?                                                                                         Robin Scagell

November and December 2020

Focus on Aries and Triangulum

A retrograde step

34           Section Reports

Aurora and NLC                                                                                 Sandra Brantingham

Comet                                                                                                  Stuart Atkinson

Deep Sky                                                                                             Richard Lewis

Planetary                                                                                             Alan Clitherow

Variable Star                                                                                      Matthew Barrett

41           Book Reviews

2021 Guide to the Night Sky                                                        Vicky Duncalf

2021 Stargazing Month-By-Month                                            Vicky Duncalf

Guide to the Night Sky

Yearbook of Astronomy 2021                                                      Katrin Raynor-Evans

Space 2069: Back to the Moon, to Mars, and Beyond       Cath Adams

43           The Society Pages                                                                            Robin Scagell

Online meetings continue / Saturday 31 October 2020

Online meeting report: Meteorites:

The stones from outer space that made our world by Dr Tim Gregory

Vicky Video’s live chat shows

44    Sky Diary

Moon data                                                                                          Mandy Bailey

Occultation notes / Planets                                                          Mell Jeffery / Alan Clitherow

Meteor notes / Variable Star notes                                          Mark McIntyre / Matthew Barrett

46           SPA contacts

47           Showcase