Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Scott Levine considers our exploration of the edge of the Solar System
Each month, Scott Levine looks at a single word that can tell us about the workings of the Universe...
A guide to chasing down the Moon's shadow
Did the 21 August 2017 eclipse turn you into an eclipse chaser? This handy guide will tell you all...
Hot Jupiter reflects almost no light, appearing "darker than asphalt"
The Hubble Space Telescope has been used to examine a large, hot exoplanet that appears pitch black...
Patterns in planet's cloudy atmosphere observed closely for first time
The clouds in Venus's atmosphere behave are more irregular and chaotic on its night side than...
The heat absorbing chemical has caused the atmosphere to reverse
The exoplanet WASP-19b has huge amounts of titanium oxide in its atmosphere, causing the atmosphere...
How the spacecraft will finish its mission at the Saturnian system
The Cassini-Huygens mission has given scientists on Earth invaluable data on perhaps the most...
The UK’s largest university research group marks half a century of science
We paid a visit to the UK’s largest university research group, deep in the Surrey Hills....
Technique can help determine conditions on orbiting planets
As the hunt for a habitable planet continues, a team of astronomers have discovered that alot can...
Finding challenges the view that galaxies only grow through merging
An enormous burst of star formation within the cores of early galaxies may have caused them to...
NASA’s Juno spacecraft shows the aurora dance in unexpected ways
Jupiter's most powerful aurorae are not accompanied by a strong electric potential field as...
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.

Tele Vue DeLite eyepiece range
Magazine verdict: 5/5
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Baader Morpheus eyepiece series
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Blogs
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:39pm

With our tempermental UK weather, large pieces of kit that take time to set up can cause problems for astronomers, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:46am

A recent spate of bad weather hasn't stopped our reviewers getting out and testing the latest kit, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:56pm

Summer nights haven't put off our committed reviewers, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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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.

Beginner's guide to equatorial mounts - Pt 1
General Guide

Putting your telescope on an equatorial mount allows you to follow stars as they (appear to) move across the night sky.

For newcomers to astronomy, setting up an EQ mount may seem a daunting task. BBC Sky at Night Magazine shows you how.

By Anton Vamplew.

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 Learn astronomy in 10 easy lessons
General Guide

If you’re a newcomer to astronomy, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll have you marvelling at the Universe in no time.

Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine in print or digital for up to date advice and guides to practical astronomy, and reviews of the latest kit.

 

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