Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Rocky exoplanets discovered, some of which could host liquid water
Astronomers have announced the discovery of seven Earth-like worlds orbiting a star close to our...
Satellite launches and zero gravity experiments part of new government plans
Satellites will be launched from the UK for the first time by 2020 and British medical scientists...
Object is one thousand times brighter than previously though possible
The discovery of a pulsar that is ten times brighter than the previous record holder is causing...
Scientists examine centuries-old phenomenon of rustling space rocks
Has the reported phenomenon of 'hissing' meteors finally been explained?
Search the night sky online with Slooh's robotic scopes
We've teamed up with Slooh to give away three gifts packs, each featuring a year's access...
NASA citizen science project to look for bodies lurking beyond Neptune
If you've ever fancied becoming a planet hunter, now's your chance! NASA scientists are...
Elliptical orbit causes regular stellar pulsations
A massive exoplanet has been observed causing heartbeat-like pulsations in its host star as it...
Study sees largest compilation of exoplanet detecting observations ever made
A search for planets outside our Solar System has discovered over 100 candidates, and scientists...
Bake our astro-inspired dessert this Valentine's Day
Our regular astrobaker Katharine Kilgour turns to one of the most familiar deep-sky objects as...
Catch the comet's close approach in the early hours over the coming week
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is due to make its closest approach to Earth this weekend, and...
Columnists

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

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

The history of Moonwatch – the satellite-tracking programme

The Soviet side of the Moon race

Equipment Review

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

Blogs
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:16pm

This month BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money extolls the virtues of solar observing ahead of Gary Palmer's review of the Daystar Sodium D-Line Quark eyepiece filter in the March 2017 issue.

You can subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine in print and digital, or click here for individual digital issues.

 

Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:42am

Chris Hadfield brings his Unique Lives spoken word tour to the UK and Ireland, performing a one-man show that takes its audience on a journey of inspiration and the possibilities life can bring. BBC Sky at Night Magazine visited Bristol's Hippodrome theatre to see the Canadian astronaut kick off his new tour.

Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:51pm

This month BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money discusses the virtues of cooled DSLR cameras, ahead of Pete Lawrence's February issue review of the PrimaLuceLab 700Da.

 

 

Poll

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 build a star simulator
'How To' Guide

Misaligned mirrors are one of the common causes of reduced image quality in reflecting telescopes, but one that can be solved with collimation. In this project, we’ll show you how to make a star simulator, a device that can be used within the home to both check and correct the collimation of a reflector so you’re able to make the most of your observing sessions.

Written by Kim Clark

Catch breathtaking stills and videos that show the Earth’s spin
'How To' Guide

Catch breathtaking stills and videos that show the Earth’s spin.

Written by Mary Spicer.

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