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This months contributors

Maria-Theresia Walach

Ionosphere scientist

“The aurorae allow us to see the interaction between what’s in space and Earth’s atmosphere, and interrogate the physics that drives this incredible phenomenon.” Discover the science of the aurorae, page 28

Steve Richards

Expert astronomer




birthday is a great excuse to explore his own deep-sky catalogue and observe some wonderful celestial objects.” Join our tour of 10 Caldwell Catalogue targets on view this month, page 66

Melissa Brobby

Science community

“It was fascinating to learn from Dr Gramellini about how neutrinos could hold the key to understanding our Universe.” Turn to page 98 to find out how these tiny particles could solve the riddle of antimatter

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Interview: When white dwarfs collide

Astronomer Robert Fesen reveals how he observed an 850-year-old stellar collision, and looks at its implications.

See this month’s selection of photos captured by Sky at Night Magazine readers and humanity’s most powerful telescopes.

Download and print out forms to sketch and record your planetary observations throughout the year ahead.

The Virtual Planetarium

Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through the best sights to see in the night sky this month.