The latest astronomy events from around the country.

NASA/ESA project will observe spacecraft impact into binary asteroid system
As part of Asteroid Day, ESA has revealed how observations and data collection on an international...
Infrared light surrounding white dwarf could come from giant planet
Scientists have discovered infrared light surrounding a white dwarf that could support the theory...
'Worldwide' campaign launched to observe high-energy light show
V404 Cygni has renewed activity with its highest burst of high-energy light since 1989.
Gravitational disruption may be crucial in early stages of accretion
The presence of spiral arms surrounding a young star is being offered as a solution to a key...
Large galaxy shines twice as bright after accreting younger stars
Planetary nebulae have enabled a team to discover the devouring of a smaller galaxy by Messier 87...
NASA simulation shows potential for greater gamma ray detection rate
The gamma rays produced when dark matter particles collide are rare and difficult to observe. A new...
Study examines ice formation under extreme atmospheric conditions
Some of the mysteries surrounding the interiors of icy planetary bodies like Uranus and Neptune...
New research widens understanding of exoplanet diversity
For the first time, scientists have managed to measure the size and mass of an exoplanet smaller...
The stars were found in the brightest early galaxy ever observed
The stars were found in the brightest early galaxy ever observed
Systems running optimal after lander's seven-month hibernation
Rosetta's Philae lander awoke on 13 June after seven months in hibernation, marking the next...
Equipment Review

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LVI Smartguider 2
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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...


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


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
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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

Why use one eye when two are better? Paul Money makes the case.

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 shoot the Moon with a digital camera
'How To' Guide

Capturing the Moon with a digital camera is easier than you might think. We show you how to get started.

Skill level: beginner

Get started in spectroscopy
'How To' Guide

From the simplest spectroscope to the most complex setup imaginable, you can capture the spectra of many objects and create fantastic images.

Skill level: intermediate

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