Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Newcastle's science museum welcomes local kids for day of outreach
A UK museum is taking part in an international day to mark the importance of science centres to...
Collision of two neutron stars followed by a gamma-ray burst
The study of gravitational waves continues. The latest leap forward is the detection of light from...
Lava flows could have caused gaseous outflows 3.5 billion years ago
Lunar lava flows may have produced an atmosphere around the Moon some four billion years ago.
Mark the 60th anniversary of Sputnik I with our Space Age countdown
  To mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1, Piers Bizony ranks the 60 most...
Discovery of methyl chloride suggests chemical does not indicate life
The organohalogic chemical, methyl chloride, has been found by ALMA and Rosetta in interstellar...
Radiation levels increase on the Red Planet following outburst from the Sun
An ejection of charged particles from the Sun has caused a global aurora on Mars.
SpaceX entrepreneur announces new rocket plans
Elon Musk has been revealing his latest spaceflight ambitions to the International...
Bake the Moon and its craters with this cake-based lunar replica
Bake the Moon and its craters with this cake-based replica of our lunar companion. Katharine...
Below are the terms and conditions for entering our Twitter giveaway to win a copy of Moonshots.
Three detectors collaborate to measure effects of black hole merger
  For the first time, gravitational waves have been detected by three different detectors...
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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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.

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