5 reasons why you NEED to add Sky at Night magazine to your reading list

I think there's an innate fascination in a vast majority of people of the night sky. Most people from a young age have been captivated by the moon, the stars and the sky. I remember, as a child, asking why the moon was following our car, why the stars twinkled and why the sky was blue. I believe, many people have been prompted to question the workings of the universe and the significance of our role on this planet by looking at the infinite plethora of stars in the night sky. There's something awesome, breathtaking and unfathomable about the night sky. 

I think most people's fascination of the night sky never really goes away. For some people, this fascination and curiosity is all-consuming, and they pursue a career that delves into unlocking the secrets of the night skies. Other people want to learn more about the planets, the stars and the constellations, but perhaps they feel the knowledge of those elements beyond their comprehension. This is why like Sky at Night. Amateur astronomer, astrophysics student or someone with admiration for the night sky that wants to learn more - the Sky at Night is able to sate anyone's hunger to know more about all things astronomy.

There are 5 reasons why you MUST add Sky at Night to your reading list!

Although newspapers sometimes share the latest developments in the space and astronomy industry, they are few and far between. Sky at Night has beautifully written articles that will allow you to keep up to date with all the latest discoveries and advancements in planet exploration, AI, life on Earth etc. All you need to know about the most recent discoveries can be found in the Sky at Night magazine.  

Not only does Sky at Night feature a wide variety of well-written content, it also features stunning astrophotography. The excellent standard of the written articles combined with the vibrant, high-quality imagery makes Sky at Night a magazine that is incapable of disappointing. I've often taken astrophotography books out of the library to admire the stunning captures of the night sky. In Sky at Night, I get equally as beautiful images AND bountiful articles that feeds my curiosity.

Have you ever noticed a constellation and wondered which one it is? Or noticed a very bright light in the sky and been unsure if it's Mercury, Venus or something else you're looking at. No need to stare in confusion - the Sky at Night enlightens its readers on how to identify celestial objects. Almost 20 pages consists of the month's astronomy highlights (like January's total lunar eclipse a couple of months ago!), "the big three" (the top sights to observe in the current month), the position of the planets, comes and asteroids, as well as a Northern hemisphere sky chart that allows you to identify constellations, planetary nebulae...and more. It really allows the reader to become adept at practical astronomy. 

Sky at Night's content is incredible. I've read quite a few different science and astronomy magazines, and I personally find Sky at Night's content second-to-none. In the January issue, which I was kindly sent to review, I made a note of all the articles I found interesting. Almost every article featured in the issue made the list. In the January issue alone (which you can purchase here) topics were covered such as: the discovery of a super-Earth, 2019's coming space missions and scientific ventures, the significant role AI us playing in NASA's space exploration, submoons and a whole lot more. The articles give deeper insight into topics that may have made the news rounds (submoons and Mars exploration), as well as topics that I wouldn't have heard much about had it not been for Sky at Night (the discovery of a super-Earth and the discovery of a star that matches our Sun's composition and age). I love how enlightening all the fascinating topics are! 

Whether it's their book review section that highlights newly released astronomy and physics books that will expand your knowledge on various topics, reviews of telescopes and gear for astronomy observation, or the "what's on" section that informs readers on events in the UK that are related to space and astronomy, Sky at Night has incredible content that enlightens, informs, and astounds. It's filled with clear, coherent articles that anybody with an interest in astronomy can read, as well as various features that helps readers delve into observational astronomy. 

If you're interested in anything space related, the Sky at Night magazines are a must to get your fix of all things space.

Disclaimer: Thank you to Sky at Night for gifting me with 3 issues to read and discuss on my blog! This has in no way affected my view of the magazine.