Have you always wanted to see the aurora borealis in person? For the adventurer, the August 2013 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine explains how to experience the Northern Lights unguided by foot or by sea. For the scholar, this month’s issue reveals the answers to many interesting questions such as the meaning of a shooting star’s flash, why Saturn looks young for its age, the reason stars shine, and which planets outside the Solar System we will likely explore next. For the practicing astronomer, the Meade LX200-ACF 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is tested and reviewed, as well as the Takahashi PM-1 mount. Explore the galaxy with the August 2013 issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine, available now.