Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Contemplating alien worlds could help us learn more about our own.
Crowd funding for the project prepares for lift-off
Cosmic winds remove gas from galaxies, preventing the birth of new stars
We reveal how ESA plan to land a probe on a comet for the first time
The three probes have monitored the effect of the dust trail on the planet
The Philae lander will attempt to touch down on the site on 12 November 2014
 A new class of star may be being formed at the centre of our Galaxy
The immense fireball was first spotted by an amateur astronomer
  Explore space in real time on Sunday 2 November with the Slooh Community Space Observatory
The satellite could have an odd shaped core or a liquid ocean beneath its crust
Bristol artists explore the proposed Mars One project
Astronomers at space agencies across the globe are bracing themselves
NASA hopes it will help explain how our own Solar System formed
Clouds of hydrogen cyanide have been spotted above Saturn’s largest moon
The astronomy chat show will visit the rest of the UK throughout October
Martin Lewis reports as the UK's largest annual star party returns to Kelling Heath
Equipment Review

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

Celestron NexStar Evolution 8
Magazine verdict: 5/5
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Mesu-Mount 200
Magazine verdict: 5/5
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Orion SkyQuest XX16g Dobsonian
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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The Complete Guide
We take deep-sky photography to the next level

Deep-sky astrophotography produces some of the most spectacular images in astronomy. It’s...

We introduce the art of deep-sky photography

Deep-sky astrophotography produces some of the most spectacular images in astronomy. It’s...

We show you how to capture stunning images of the Sun

Taking an image of the Sun gives you the opportunity to study a star close-up. Of course, there...

Columnists

Here’s where you’ll find articles by our columnists including Sir Patrick Moore, Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Keith Hopcroft.

With President Obama diverting NASA from manned space exploration, Patrick asks if we are also turning our back on human nature

Patrick looks back fondly at the history of the telescope – and how his own collection has fuelled his love of the Solar System over the years.

The successful hunt for exoplanets has proved that Earth is no anomaly, but astronomers are still debating whether life exists elsewhere.

Poll

What should ESA do next?

On 12 November ESA will try to land Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as part of one of the agencies most daring missions, Rosetta. What big task should they try and tackle next?

ESA's Philae lander
Blogs
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:43am

BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Reviews Editor, Paul Money, discusses the latest astro equipment news

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Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:42am

We review the latest space epic from director Christopher Nolan

Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:00am

BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Reviews Editor, Paul Money, discusses the latest astro equipment news

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.

'How To' Guide

 

How to use Norton's Star Atlas
'How To' Guide

A star atlas is a tool you shouldn’t be without. We reveal how to get the most out of one of the best atlases available.

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