Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
The giant space rock will be visible even through small amateur telescopes
New simulations could explain oddly behaving gas
Asteroids may not have been the building blocks of planets, as has long been believed.
The long lost probe landed safely, but then failed to deploy properly. 
The Huygens probe gave the first glimpse of the surface of Saturn's moon.
Plasma blobs observed travelling down Lovejoy's tail
A new method has been employed to determine the properties of millions of the stars in our Galaxy
A new method has been employed to determine the properties of millions of the stars in our Galaxy
The finds could help answer whether we are alone in the Universe
NASA’s latest mission will be our first close-up look at the dwarf planet
The rare star system could aid our understanding of galaxy formation
The discovery is the first since the NASA spacecraft suffered a mechanical failure.
The discovery renews hopes of finding life on the Red Planet
These distant objects could reveal how young star systems form planets
The former astronaut was in Bristol talking about his experiences of commanding the ISS
Analysis of 67P’s water shows it differs greatly from that found on our planet.
Equipment Review

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

Celestron NexStar Evolution 8
Magazine verdict: 5/5
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Mesu-Mount 200
Magazine verdict: 5/5
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Orion SkyQuest XX16g Dobsonian
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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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...

Columnists

Here’s where you’ll find articles by our columnists including Sir Patrick Moore, Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Keith Hopcroft.

With President Obama diverting NASA from manned space exploration, Patrick asks if we are also turning our back on human nature

Patrick looks back fondly at the history of the telescope – and how his own collection has fuelled his love of the Solar System over the years.

The successful hunt for exoplanets has proved that Earth is no anomaly, but astronomers are still debating whether life exists elsewhere.

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
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:11am

Paul Money discusses the latest astro equipment news

Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:22pm

BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Reviews Editor, Paul Money, discusses the latest astro equipment news

Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:43am

BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Reviews Editor, Paul Money, discusses the latest astro equipment news

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' Guide

 

How to use Norton's Star Atlas
'How To' Guide

A star atlas is a tool you shouldn’t be without. We reveal how to get the most out of one of the best atlases available.

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