Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Three super-Earths and giant planet found 21 lightyears away
Swiss astronomers are reporting the discovery of a planetary system containing three super-Earths...
Eight months after landing, what has Philae discovered?
Milestone in exoplanet hunting project through microlensing technique
An ongoing hunt to find exoplanets orbiting far from their own star has made a welcome discovery.
Phenomenon spotted 10,000 times more powerful than ever observed
The discovery of aurora on a low-mass star 18 lightyears from Earth is teaching scientists more...
Dwarf planet's peaks and troughs shown in data released by NASA
New data released by NASA from the Dawn mission in the form of colourful maps shows the peaks and...
American Astrophotographers plan the hike of a lifetime
A pair of astrophotographers are currently preparing the project of a lifetime; a 338km hike along...
Dust pillars reveal galactic evolution process in new detail
A study of cosmic winds is revealing more about how they effect the evolution of galaxies.
Study could answer question as to how brown dwarfs are formed
An analysis of a patch of still-forming brown dwarfs shows they may propel jets outward from a...
Kepler-452b discovered in 'habitable zone' around its parent star
The discovery of a new habitable planet like our own marks a milestone in the journey to find a...
Chandra observations capture cosmic clump accelerating into space
Observations by Chandra are providing NASA with new insight into the power of pulsars. 
Equipment Review

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

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.

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

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
Chris Bramley's picture
Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:51pm

An artistic vision of space at BREESE LITTLE gallery provides great insight ahead of judging the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition  

Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:43pm

The rapid speed of technological advancement continues to make life easier for astrophotographers everywhere. But, as Paul Money discovers, keeping up with progress is not always easy in the modern age.

Mon May 18, 2015 11:40am

Earth's rotation was once a thorn in the side of amateur astronomers everywhere but, as Paul Money discusses, technology has changed all that...

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 remount a Schmidt-Cassegrain tube
'How To' Guide

Wondering what to do with a perfectly good 1990s LX200 scope with a dead drive? Re-mounting the optics on a German equatorial head can give it a new lease of life.

How to take social media-quality night sky images with your mobile phone
General Guide

How to take social media-quality night sky images with your mobile phone

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