The latest astronomy events from around the country.

Unknown 'waves' observed racing away from star in Hubble and VLT observations
Astronomers are still trying to solve the mystery of wave-like ripples discovered in the dusty disc...
Central black hole discovered thirty times more massive than expected
A team has used light data to calculate the mass of a supermassive black hole, with unexpected...
Observations show base of Mount Sharp formed by sediment carried by water
NASA observations of Mars continue to throw up new revelations regarding the history of water on...
Data from southern hemisphere reveals new findings about comet's surface
Rosetta data has revealed the secrets of comet 67P's darker, southern hemisphere for the first...
New method enables scientists to measure the mass of solitary pulsars
The measurement of the mass of stars and other objects in space depends largely on observing their...
NASA studies reveal 'dark streaks' to be signs of seasonal flow of briny liquid
For the first time, NASA scientists have revealed that liquid water is currently present on the Red...
The mystery of the 'rubber duck' shape has been solved, Rosetta scientists say
The shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was formed through the collision of two comets in the...
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67P's rotation replenishes surface with fresh ice, keeping it 'alive'
Data from the Rosetta spacecraft continues to reveal information about the nature of comets. The...
Read our guide to make the most of this spectacular event on 28 September
In the early morning on Monday 28 September, observers and early birds will be able to take...

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

One of the Moon's lesser-known features comes under Patrick's scrutiny

Patrick looks at one of the Moon's most picturesque features, the Bay of Rainbows

Aridaeus is a small impact crater surrounded by rills systems

Equipment Review

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

Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:56am

Director Alison Rose explores the micro and the macro in a documentary about life, death, friendship, and reconciling these with the enormity of the cosmos.

Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:54am

Cloudy nights and clear days need not be the scourge of amateur astronomers, as Paul Money reveals.

Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:50am

It's always worth keeping an eye on the latest astronomy products as they are released, seeking out the newest and best scopes, mounts and cameras. However, as far as Paul Money is concerned, quality products will always endure.


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.

How to thermally optimise your telescope
'How To' Guide
We show you how to combat the irritating effects of tube currents.
How to build a Dobsonian mount
'How To' Guide
The Dobsonian telescope is simplicity itself: a Newtonian reflector mounted on a basic altaz mount. Many thousands of astronomers have constructed their own Dobsonians, but the satisfaction of building your own mount is immense.
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