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Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Find out when and where to look for the April Lyrids
A large, subsurface body of water could exist beneath the ice
The object could point towards another distant planet
A comparison of images has revealed a new gully on the planet’s southern highlands
The first direct images of gravitational waves support the Universe's rapid expandion
A beginners guide to  observing the International Space Station
The International Space Station offers shelter in one of the most hostile environments possible:...
We talk to ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli about his time on the ISS.
An new series of Cosmos, co-produced by Druyan, will be broadcast on 16 March
Space rock 2014 DX110 will pass by closer than the Moon
The infrared scope peers through the dust to observe recent discovery in M82
A new method could help to find water on planets all over our Galaxy
NASA's X-ray telescope observes an extraordinary jet from a runaway pulsar
Equipment Review

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

Mesu-Mount 200
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Orion SkyQuest XX16g Dobsonian
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iOptron SkyTracker camera mount
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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

Which is your favourite lander?

Recently, robotic rovers on Mars and the Moon have been making headlines, but over the years many static landers have been sent out across the Solar System. But which was your favourite?

Blogs
Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:55pm

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

Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:39pm

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

Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:55pm

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.