Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
How the exoplanet-hunting telescope changed our view of the Universe
After nine years in deep space, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has run out of fuel.  Paul...
An interview with Professor Chris Impey on the cosmic enigmas
What are black holes? What role do they play in the formation of galaxies, and could a civilisation...
Win a copy of a new guide to the night sky
Enter our competition to win one of three copies of Seeing Stars: A Complete Guide to the 88...
Spacecraft runs out of fuel after decade of discovery at asteroid belt
After a decade of scientific discovery in the asteroid belt, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has run out...
Win a copy of Brian May's new 3-D book on the Space Race
Enter our competition to win one of two signed copies of Mission Moon 3-D, a new book about the...
The LHC experiments recreate the conditions just after the Big Bang
The Large Hadron Collider experiments recreate the conditions just after the Big Bang. Scientists...
Have you got what it takes to become an astronaut?
Have you got what it takes to live and work in space? Find out by attempting to solve some mind-...
We speak to former NASA chief historian Roger D Launius
BBC Sky at Night Magazine speaks to former NASA chief historian Roger D Launius about his new book...
New documentary looks at NASA's achievements since the Apollo era
Documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy's latest work Above and Beyond is a look at the history of...
Astro societies join forces to spread the stargazing bug
The Society for Popular Astronomy (SPA) and Cardiff Astronomical Society (CAS) have been spreading...
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.

Canon EOS M100 camera
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Blogs
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:22am

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 Sep 19, 2018 10:15am

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 8:17am

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.

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.

A guide to the extreme elements found on the planets
General Guide

You’d need more than a coat to brave the elements on other planets.

The least predictable Solar System visitors can be one of its highlights
General Guide

Comets, the least predictable Solar System visitors, can be one of its great highlights.

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