Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
The surface of Mars is getting a lot quieter
An unknown glitch in NASA's Curiosity rover is preventing the Martian explorer from...
The observations will track matter on its journey through the Universe
A new initiative will get students to hunt out observing targets so that the JWST can investigate...
Capture the stars in motion with our step-by-step astrophotography guide
A star trail image reveals the apparent motion of the stars in the night sky and is a great way to...
Ryan Gosling plays the first man on the Moon in a new Apollo 11 biopic
  Ryan Gosling plays astronaut Neil Armstrong in First Man, the story of the Apollo 11 Moon...
NASA’s Cassini probe saw the storm rising up hundreds of kilometres
NASA’s Cassini probe saw the storm rising up hundreds of kilometres into the stratosphere
An astrophotography session with one of the world's oldest telescopes
In 2017, astro-adventurers Scott Lange and Nick Foster visited the historic James Lick Refractor in...
Astronomers have managed to map the gas and dust distribution of a monster galaxy located 12.4...
Listen to the latest podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
  In the latest episode, the BBC Sky at Night Magazine team look back on 100 years of Holst...
How to explore the night sky with a pair of binoculars
Staring up into the night sky has always inspired curiosity, wonder and the desire to know more....
Frozen water is 'definitively' detected at the lunar poles
Lunar scientists have confirmed the 'definitive' discovery of water ice on the surface of...
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.

Blogs
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:15am

As the International Astronomy Show 2018 approaches, BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money looks forward to another chance to get up and close with the latest equipment.

Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:17am

Tripods can be the backbone of a good astronomy setup, but when it comes to sturdiness, it might be worth considering something more substantial like a pier, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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.

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.

Take the hassle out of capturing flat frames for your astrophotos
'How To' Guide

Take the hassle out of capturing flat frames for your astrophotos.

Trace the path of the Sun across the sky with our easy astrophoto project
'How To' Guide

Try our DIY pinhole camera project for a low-effort way to trace the path of the Sun across the sky.

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