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Popular Astronomy Magazine - November-December 2017
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November-December 2016

November-December 2016


20 Prague's astronomical clock - Ian Birrell

26 The space photometry revolution - Donald Kurtz

30 Superrotating atmospheres - David Stevenson


4      Editorial  -   Amanda Doyle        
4      AstroNews  -  Amy Tyndall
         AstroNews in brief   - Amanda Doyle
    NASA’s first asteroid-sampling mission launches successfully  -  Gaargi Jain       
    ESA's Gaia on its way to creating highly-anticipated billion star map  -  Chloe McElvaney
    Cassini begins its ultimate year around Saturn -   Amy Tyndall
8    Peter Grego  - Various

10    Telescope Topics Ian Morison
    Using a monochrome webcam to image the Moon in the red or infrared 
12    Amateur Scene  -  Peter Wade
    Liverpool host historic meeting / Timing project result
     All ears for rockets / Light pollution survey
    On track for Space Race / Out and about

14    Q&A with John Zarnecki    

15    Citizen Science  -  Alice Sheppard
    Citizens search for other worlds

17    Space Exploration  -  Helen Walker
    Juno at Jupiter / Mars
     Outer Solar System news / Farewell Jade Rabbit
22    Young Stargazers  Robin Scagell
    From the Chief Stargazer  -  Lucie Green    
    Landmarks in space travel: Vostok 1  -  George Ford
    Help! I don’t understand angles!  -  Robin Scagell
    Postcards from Mars -   Robin Scagell

33    Book Reviews
    Project Mercury and Project Gemini  -  Ray Ward
    Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time  -  Jan Drozd
    The Art of Space: The History of Space Art, from the Earliest  
    Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era - Jan Drozd

35    Section Reports
    Solar  -  Geoff Elston
    Summer clusters, galaxies and nebulae -   David Finnigan
    Mars and Saturn at low elevation  -   Alan Clitherow
    Fireballs and daytime meteor showers   - Tracie Heywood
    Aurora and NLC  -  Sandra Brantingham
    Summer variables   -  Tracie Heywood
42    The Society Pages
    Announcement of the 2017 SPA Annual General Meeting    
    SPA meetings
    Gravitational waves - a new astronomy  -  Robin Scagell

44    Sky Diary
    Moon data   - Mandy Bailey
    Lunar occultations / Planets  -  Mell Jeffery / Alan Clitherow 
    Meteor notes / Variable Star notes  -  Tracie Heywood
46    SPA contacts

47    Showcase



Sun, 19 Nov 2017   - Spectacular Leonid photos

Tue, 14 Nov 2017   - Will there be a Leonid meteor storm?

Wed, 01 Nov 2017   - Keep an eye on Iris