The latest astronomy events from around the country.

Mars shows no signs of methane, but plenty of water, according to the latest data from the European...
Global telescope array makes groundbreaking achievement
Telescopes around the world have combined their seeing power to achieve an cosmic first: a direct...
Supermassive black hole imaged in galaxy 55 million lightyears away
Scientists using the Event Horizon Telescope have captured an image of a supermassive black hole...
The fragment appears to be the remains of an exoplanet’s core
A fragment of an exoplanet's core has been discovered around a white dwarf. It appears to be...
Listen to the latest podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
  In the April episode of Radio Astronomy, the BBC Sky at Night Magazine crew look...
Listen to the latest podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
  In the latest episode of Radio Astronomy, the BBC Sky at Night Magazine team discuss the...
Science lineup announced for the 2019 Jodrell Bank festival
The bluedot festival 2019's science programme will mark 50 years since the Apollo 11...
Martian explorer loses contact with Earth after 15 years of discovery
After nearly 15 year exploring Mars, NASA has called time on its Opportunity rover mission.
Low-cost tech is making Earth orbit ever-more accessible for commercial companie
A new 3D engine could usher in a new era of rocket building. The engine is lighter, more efficent...
Being weightless could affect how astronauts make decisions
A new study has found the decision making of astronauts might be affected by being in zero gravity...

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A survey of solar eclipses, written for readers of all levels

How amateur astonomers have contributed to astronomy

The history of Moonwatch – the satellite-tracking programme

Equipment Review

Browse through our ever-growing archive of telescope and equipment reviews from the magazine.

Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:16am

Longer days and cloudy nights shouldn't mean the end of another observing season. BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money is taking the opportunity to engage in a spot of daytime astronomy.

Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:50am

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money writes remembers the joy of getting his first telescope.

Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:48am

Many amateur astronomers keep an eye on weather forecasts ahead of observing sessions but, as BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money writes, cloudless skies do not always mean good stargazing conditions.


What's your favourite type of telescope to observe with?

As an astronomer you're spoilt for choice when it comes to making a descision on what kind of telescope to observe with. But which type gives you the most pleasure?


Astronomy for Beginners

Here’s where you’ll find observing guides, how-to articles and great astronomy hints and tips. Don’t forget to also check out our comprehensive astronomy dictionary.

Even beginners can successfully capture the Northern Lights
General Guide

Want to take impressive aurora photographs? Even beginners can successfully capture the Northern Lights with these simple tips.

Get astro-imaging with your phone, using our step-by-step guide
'How To' Guide

Affixing your smartphone to your telescope for astrophotography can be a tricky business. Follow our guide for creating your own accessory for astro imaging with your smartphone.

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