The latest astronomy events from around the country.

The destruction of Phobos could eventually form Saturn-like rings around Mars
Mars’s moon Phobos is being pulled towards its host in a process that could eventually tear...
Dr Elizabeth Pearson explores the origins and legacy of Einstein's work
In November 1915 Albert Einstein was preparing to present what would go on to become one of the...
Concentrated particle 'roots' could reveal more about mysterious susbstance
Simulations of the behaviour of dark matter have hypothesized dark matter 'hairs'...
Study calculates distances to planetary nebulae with new accuracy
Astronomers have undertaken a study to measure the distances to planetary nebulae with more...
Powerful magnetic field surpasses expectations of a small, cool dwarf star
Observations of a cool, red dwarf star that is producing an intensely powerful magnetic field could...
New observations show dead star's glowing disc caused by destroyed asteroid
Astronomers have used ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to study the remains of a white dwarf...
Discovery could overhaul current theories of galactic evolution
The earliest massive galaxies ever observed have been discovered by a team using data from a five-...
Shimmering stars point to new method of determining galactic ages
Measuring the 'pulse' of shimmering stars in a galaxy could provide a new method of...
Editor Chris Bramley selects his favourite Earth image for Air Charter Service
BBC Sky at Night Magazine editor Chris Bramley was recently asked by Air Charter Service to select...
Observations reveal the source of gamma ray light from the Tarantula Nebula
Observations using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have confirmed that previously...

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.

Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:30pm

Yesterday evening the Great Hall in the Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, was packed as a full house gathered for the inaugural Colin Pillinger Memorial Talk, entitled ‘An Hour On The Moon’.

Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:28pm

Paul Money discusses the ailment that grips many an amateur astronomer at this time of year: aperture fever!

Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:58am

Astronomers today have a plethora of high quality telescopes and mounts available at their fingertips. However, as Paul Money reveals, even the best pieces of kit can be wasted if you overlook that all-important eyepiece.


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 keep warm when observing
'How To' Guide

Winter nights provide a wealth of observing treasures, but they come at a price: sub-zero temperatures. Here’s how to beat the cold to enjoy the sky.

Written by Grant Privett.

How to observe variable stars
'How To' Guide
Not all stars shine with constant brightness. Here we show you how to chart their variations.
Written by Gary Poyner.
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