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Features

28 Dancing lights from space

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The science behind the elusive and fascinating aurorae

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35 Venus: observing the

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Evening Star

How to see this mysterious world

40 Cosmology crash course

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How is the Universe so big?

Patrick Moore

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60 Patrick Moore:

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a passion for space

A look back at his life and work

66 Take the Caldwell challenge

Ten of Patrick’s favourite targets. Can you find them all?

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

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at Night Magazine 72 Explainer 74 DIY astronomy 98 Q&A: a particle physicist

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Astrophotography 76 Capture 78 Processing 80 Gallery

4 BBC Sk y at Night Magazine March 2023

Reviews 86 QHYCCD QHY533C

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colour camera 90 Sky-Watcher AZ-GTiX

dual-saddle mount and tripod 94 Books 96 Gear

16 -PAGE CENTRE PULLOUT

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The Sky Guide 44 Highlights 46 The big three 48 The planets 50 March’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 March at a glance

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