Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
It is the first time such an observation has been made
Amateur astronomer Víctor Buso made the first ever observations of a supernova's first light...
The Martian orbiter has lowered its orbit to sample the atmosphere for methane
The Martian orbiter has lowered its orbit to sample the atmosphere for methane
Behemoth objects could be ten billion times more massive than the Sun
You may have heard of supermassive black holes: the huge, light-swallowing behemoths at the centre...
All you need to know to enter the world's premier astrophoto competition
The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is now open for entries. This year, IAPY...
Royal Observatory's Tom Kerss reveals how to capture a nightscape
With entries now open for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 competition, Royal...
Celebrate Shrove Tuesday in style with our astro pancakes
Amateur astronomer and baker Katharine Kilgour marks this year's Shrove Tuesday with a recipe...
A planetary triplet could help in understanding why some planets have no gas
A planetary triplet could help in understanding why some planets are rocky and others not. The trio...
The rocket can put a bus into the orbit of Mars
SpaceX has performed a successful test launch of its new Falcon Heavy Rocket. The spacecraft was...
The seven Earth-mass planets around TRAPPIST-1 appear to be rocky, and could be rich in water. The...
An exoplanet has been discovered in a galaxy other than our own using microlensing. This is the...
Columnists

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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.

Tele Vue DeLite eyepiece range
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Blogs
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:26am

Once the saviour of the amateur astronomer, modern mounts and smartphone apps are rendering the finderscope redundant in many cases. Is there still room in the hobby for this nifty device?

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money considers the future of the finderscope.

Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:49am

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money reveals what equipment we're reviewing in our February 2018 issue, out 18 January.

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Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:37am

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money reveals what equipment we're reviewing in our January issue, out 21 December.

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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.

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