I thought that I’d post this just in case it was of use to anyone.
Someone once said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but in this case there (pretty much) is.
All you need to do – if you haven’t already done it – is join your local library.
Of course, we all know that its possible to go to the library and pick a magazine off of the shelf and sit and read it, but in this high-tech world, they’ve taken it one step further.
If you have a library membership, and the RB Digital app installed on your preferred technology, you can “check out” many digital magazines, including the Sky At Night magazine.
I’ve provided a few links for some of the counties that surround Rosliston, but if yours is not listed, simply Google … [County] Library RBDigital i.e. Staffordshire Library RBDigital, and you should be able to find what you need.
I managed to get a letter published in this month’s Sky at Night magazine – I am joining the ranks of the likes of our very own Roger Samworth!
Click to download article:
Andrew Thornett published letter BBC Sky at Night Nov 2019 (PDF file)
Plenty of interest here and essential reading for beginners and experienced observers. Very clear explanations of the limitations of urban sites and how to manage them to get some acheivable observing ,Nick.
Here he is (bottom right picture below – runner number 471) after running 10 miles between Lichfield and Tamworth & still smiling! Perhaps he dropped someone’s eyepiece or telescope and needs to get away!
Well done, Andy, for running that distance!
From Lichfield City Life Magazine May 2017:
Nick has done it again with another published letter in S@N magazine! You can access an PDF version of the letter at this link: