Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
The discovery could explain why the early Universe was more opaque than today
The early Universe is more opaque than today's because it is had far fewer galaxies than...
The discovery could explain why the early Universe was more opaque than today
The early Universe is more opaque than today's because it is had far fewer galaxies than...
Exploring the challenges facing Britain's black women astronomers
The UK has a lot of work to do in attracting black women into astronomy, writes Ben Skuse.
The super-heated planets break and then remake water
The ultra-hot atmospheres of some exoplanets could act more like a star than a planet, destroying...
The facts behind the NASA journey to the centre of the Solar System
The Parker Solar Probe launched on 12 August 2018 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida...
The first direct detection of a radioactive molecule in interstellar space
A collision between two stars has led to the first ever direct detection of a radioactive molecule...
We speak to some of the scientists at this year's festival
  In this special edition of Radio Astronomy, we’re live at the world famous Jodrell...
Galactic outskirts may be ideal hunting grounds for ripples in spacetime
The edges of spiral galaxies may be one of the best places in the cosmos to look for gravitational...
Mars Express detects subsurface pond hidden below dust and ice
Scientists have found evidence of liquid water hidden below the surface of Mars.
Watch a red Moon rise over the UK this Friday night
Friday 27 July 2018 sees a red Moon rise over Europe and much of the rest of the world. Find out...
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

How amateur astonomers have contributed to astronomy

The history of Moonwatch – the satellite-tracking programme

Equipment Review

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

QHYCCD QHY367C CMOS colour camera
Magazine verdict: 4.5/5
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iOptron SkyGuider Pro tracking mount
Magazine verdict: 4.5/5
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Blogs
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:07pm

A good tripod is not to be taken for granted, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:32am

What do astronomers observe during the summer months? Many take advantage of the longer days to get kit in order for the coming season. But, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money, this could mean missing out on some summer sky delights.

Mon May 14, 2018 11:32am

What do astronomers observe during the summer months? Many take advantage of the longer days to get kit in order for the coming season. But, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money, this could mean missing out on some summer sky delights.

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.

Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine in print or digital for up to date advice and guides to practical astronomy, and reviews of the latest kit.

 

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