Observing season is here at last – and, as always, we've got plenty of guidance on the targets and spectacles that simply can't be missed, according to our team of astronomers. That's not all; we want you to get the very best from your observations, so we've compiled an easy-to-follow list that'll ensure that you become an even better stargazer this year. Turn to page 78 for our full night-sky guide for this season.
If you find yourself clouded out this month, then not to worry – we've got plenty to keep you entertained this issue. Discover how astrophysicists have realised that gravity doesn't make a great deal of sense in our understanding of the universe – and why they're proposing a replacement. Head over to page 16 for why the force that keeps us on the ground really doesn't make much sense.
Elsewhere, we've introduced a new section to the magazine – instant expert – which helps you to understand astrophysical concepts in five minutes or less. Let us know what you think! We’ve also recently reintroduced our Q&A section (formerly known as spaceanswers) to All About Space, where we get a panel of experts from the fields of space science, astronomy and space exploration to answer your questions. Got a question that you'd like answered? Send them into us over at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook or Twitter!