Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Kuiper Belt shows evidence of the gravitational pull of a large body
An object with the same mass of Mars could be orbiting the outer reaches of our Solar System, but...
New mission announced to study ice giants on the edge of the Solar System
For the first time since Voyager 2, NASA intends to send spacecraft to study Uranus and Neptune,...
New data release from Kepler telescope improves our view of the Galaxy
The Kepler space telescope continues to monitor the skies in search of exoplanets, which are...
After Proxima Centauri, the search for Earth-like planets continues
Last year saw the discovery of a rocky exoplanet around the nearby star Proxima Centauri. Now,...
Watch our live stream of Slooh's spectacular solar event
Bill Nye, 'Science Guy' and CEO of the Planetary Society, is celebrating the summer...
Study reveals Sun-like stars may be born with a stellar partner
Our Sun may once have been part of a binary system, according to a study that suggests all Sun-like...
A new astronomy series from Jon Culshaw, Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel
In the first mini episode of Star Map, comedian Jon Culshaw joins astronomers Pete Lawrence and Dr...
How to view this year's US total solar eclipse, and where to see it
On 21 August 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible over the USA. With the event approaching...
British astronaut and ESA's future plans discussed at UK conference
The future's looking bright for British astronaut Tim Peake, writes Nick Spall, reporting from...
We put some of the big questions to a CERN particle physicist
We recently caught up with a particle physicist working at CERN and asked him some of the biggest...
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.

Software Bisque Paramount MYT mount
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Celestron Echelon 16x70 binoculars
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Blogs
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:45pm

As planetary imaging becomes ever more popular, we can expect a rise in quality and a drop in price, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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Tue May 16, 2017 3:02pm

As technology improves, so too does the inclination for manufacturers to improve their products, often with great results, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:21pm

That new reflector, equatorial mount or CCD planetary imaging camera may be top of your 'to buy' list, but it makes sense to pay attention to the smaller pieces of kit, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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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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 Learn astronomy in 10 easy lessons
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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