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28 From city lights to

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deep space

Take a tour of deep-sky delights tailored for lighter urban skies

34 Apollo 16

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50 years on, we remember the fifth mission to land on the Moon

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Get to know 2022’s lunar launches 40 Return to the Moon

60 Artemis takes aim at

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the Moon

As Artemis I readies for launch we look at the wider programme

66 Exploring Wales’s dark heart

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We take a dark-sky break on the Cambrian Mountains Astro Trail

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 planet hunter

Astrophotography 76 Capture 78 Processing 80 Gallery

4 BBC Sky at Night Magazine April 2022

Reviews 86 Altair Astro Hypercam

AA61CFX 90 Vixen A105MII

achromatic refractor 94 Books 96 Gear

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

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