Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Highlights from this year's awards ceremony
A similar hurricane swept the planet several years ago
New observations show exoplanets can knock their suns off balance
Join special guests for a unique evening of astro entertainment
Researchers at the SETI Institute are tracking the mini-moons 
The technology could revolutionise rocket production
An 11 billion-year-old building site may explain how giant galaxies form
The defence firm will use telescopes and lasers to track rogue material
Researchers believe the element was formed in dying, Sun-like stars
Scientists are close to discovering the cause of SN 2014J
Reminders of home can help keep astronauts on the ISS happy and healthy
Research on Io could help uncover other moons around distant stars
The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator will aid future landings on Mars
ESA’s comet chaser finally meets its target
A week before the shower’s peak NASA cameras record dozens of fireballs
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's your favourite summer sight?

The nights may be getting shorter but there are still many glorious sites you can look at in the summer sky. Which is your favourite to observe?

The Ring Nebula
Blogs
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:52am

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

Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:14pm

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

Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:46am

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.