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28 Welcome to galaxy season

C Join us as we spot the best targets in Leo, Coma Berenices and Virgo

34 From particles to parsecs

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Why the study of the smallest things in the Universe can inform our understanding of the largest

40 In search of the Belt of Venus

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What causes this wonderful natural phenomenon at sunset and sunrise?

60 Pioneers of dark matter

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Seven key scientists who shed light on the cosmos’s biggest mystery

66 Learning about layers

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How to transform your astro images with layers-based editing

Regulars 6 Eye on the sky 11 Bulletin 16 Cutting edge 18 Inside The Sky at Night 20 Interactive 23 What’s on 25 Field of View 26 Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine 72 Explainer 74 DIY Astronomy 98 Q&A: Venus’s watery past

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Astrophotography 76 Capture 78 Processing 80 Gallery

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4 BBC Sky at Night Magazine May 2022

Reviews 86 Starbase 80 Refractor and

Mount package 90 Six of the best iPhone

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planetarium apps 94 Books 96 Gear

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The Sky Guide 44 Highlights 46 The big three 48 The planets 50 May’s all-sky chart 52 Moonwatch 53 Comets and asteroids 53 Star of the month 54 Binocular tour 55 The Sky Guide challenge 56 Deep-sky tour 58 May at a glance

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