Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Discovery offers astronomers a rare glimpse of process in action
Astronomers have spotted a young, massive star still in its early ages of formation, offering a...
Spectroscopic method will help rover select samples for analysis on Earth
A spectroscopic method used by geologists on Earth could help NASA's new Mars rover look for...
How to view next year's total solar eclipse, and where to see it
On 21 August 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible over the USA. With a year to go and 230...
A first look at the legendary composer's tribute to ESA's daring mission
Legendary composer Vangelis has created a new album dedicated to the European Space Agency's...
Dwarf galaxies could provide a snapshot of the early Universe
A pair of galaxies have wandered into a crowded region of space, having spent most of their...
Observations reveal connection between stellar mass and rate of rotation
Learning more about the spinning properties of stars could reveal more about how they form, evolve...
Channel network confirmed to be flooded with hydrocarbon liquid
Saturn's moon Titan is already known to host seas of liquid methane, but now Cassini has...
Impacts most likely irradiate organics hiding beneath Martian surface
The force of impact from meteor strikes appears to irradicate all traces of organic material in the...
Jupiter's shadow causes volcanic moon's atmosphere to freeze and thaw
For the first time, astronomers have been able to observe the effect on Jupiter's moon Io as...
Make the most of one of the year's best meteor showers with our simple guide
With the peak of the Perseid meteor shower approaching, the coming week provides ample opportunity...
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
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:43am

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money extols the virtues of technological advancements in September's equipment reviews.

Chris Bramley's picture
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:00pm

Editor Chris Bramley looks forward to judging the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards with the rest of the adjudicating panel.

Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:04pm

This month, BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money finds his astroimaging wish may finally have come true.

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.

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.

This easy way of taking flat frames will help your image processing
'How To' Guide
This easy way of taking flat frames will help your image processing.
 
Written by Steve Richards.
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