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28 Sparklers and sparkling stars:

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Look beyond the fireworks and enjoy the evening’s ‘real’ show

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Discover the secrets of Earth’s twin 34 Unveiling Venus

36 Ready for launch:

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The promise of JWST

What the largest space telescope ever will reveal about the cosmos

60 Rays of inspiration

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How to observe the dramatic scars of ancient lunar impacts

67 Remembering Rosetta

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As Comet 67P nears the Sun, the mission that visited it still delivers

Regulars 6 Eye on the sky 11 B u l l e t i n 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

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Night Magazine 72 E x p l a i n e r 76 DIY Astronomy 98 Q&A: an astronaut

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candidate Astrophotography 78 Capture 80 Processing 82 Gallery

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BBC Sky at Night Magazine November 2021

Reviews 87 Altair 8-inch F4 Photo

Newtonian telescope 90 Vixen Polarie U Star Tracker 94 Books 96 Gear

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

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