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As I write this, the south coast of the UK is blan­keted in wall-to-wall cloud – I’m sure I speak for all fel­low astronomers, who are look­ing for­ward to a night un­der a se­lec­tion of So­lar Sys­tem and deep-sky ob­jects, when I say our planet’s cov­er­age is a con­stant source of an­noy­ance. That is, along­side light pol­lu­tion.

That’s why I’m ex­tremely pleased to re­veal that, this is­sue, All About

Space presents the best tips and tricks so you can still make the most of as­tron­omy even when it’s cloudy out­side. While you need some pa­tience for some of our sug­ges­tions, we’ve en­sured that there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one – you’ll never have to put your hobby on hold ever again! If you’re clouded out this month, then make sure you turn to page 70. On the flip­side – for when we’re treated to stun­ningly clear skies – don’t for­get to take a look at our fol­low­ing fea­ture where we show you how to get the most out of ob­serv­ing with­out break­ing the bank. We’ve got some­thing to suit all bud­gets.

It wouldn’t be an is­sue of All

About Space if we didn’t look into the most mind-bend­ing the­o­ries of the uni­verse – and this is­sue doesn’t dis­ap­point; does space have a fi­nal di­men­sion? Over on page

16, as­tro­physi­cists are con­sid­er­ing if there’s ten or even 26 di­men­sions be­yond what we per­ceive to be space and time.

En­joy the is­sue! Gemma Laven­der Ed­i­tor

Water worlds seem a lot more com­monthan first thought@ To­bias Roetsch

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