Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Patrick explains his fascination with observing and recording lunar features
On the fourth anniversary of Patrick Moore's passing, we look back at his first ever feature...
Stumped over Christmas presents? Read our pick of this year's best astro-lit
Still in a pickle as to what to buy the astronomer or space fan in your life, or perhaps looking...
Study looks at the source of a growing galaxy 10 billion lightyears away
The study of a growing galaxy 10 billion lightyears away has sparked a new theory as to how the...
Initial data reveals stunning bird's-eye views of Red Planet surface
The first images captured by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter have been released by the European Space...
Subsurface basin could provide resource for future missions to Red Planet
The discovery of a large body of water ice the size of Lake Superior could provide future human...
Will Gater brings the history of the Sun and planets to the people of Somerset
Those who didn't fancy watching the X Factor on Saturday evening were treated to an expansive...
Spacecraft to fly close to planet's rings during final daring manoeuvres
Cassini's mission studying Saturn and its moons is rapidly coming to a close, but the...
Huge landform could be a result of the planet's contraction
A large valley has been discovered on Mercury that could be evidence of buckling of the planet'...
November full Moon to be the ‘biggest’ in 70 years, but what does this mean?
This month’s full Moon is set to be the ‘biggest’ in about 70 years. But what can...
Protoplanetary discs observed, revealing young planets influence their form
Observations of newborn stars have revealed how young planets influence the shape of the discs from...
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.

Blogs
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:44am

This month BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money gives German suppliers Omegon first light in his review of their N 203/1200 Dobsonian.

Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:13am

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money looks at the latest equipment reviewed in our November issue.

Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:50am

Be it long exposures, lengthy set-up times, misbehaving skies or expensive equipment, today's astronomers and astrophotographers have alot to contend with. BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money looks at the latest equipment reviewed in our October issue that is helping astronomers make the most of their observing.

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.

How to build a star simulator
'How To' Guide

Misaligned mirrors are one of the common causes of reduced image quality in reflecting telescopes, but one that can be solved with collimation. In this project, we’ll show you how to make a star simulator, a device that can be used within the home to both check and correct the collimation of a reflector so you’re able to make the most of your observing sessions.

Written by Kim Clark

Catch breathtaking stills and videos that show the Earth’s spin
'How To' Guide

Catch breathtaking stills and videos that show the Earth’s spin.

Written by Mary Spicer.

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