Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
3.5 tonne mirror marks milestone in construction of Extremely Large Telescope
The 4.2-metre wide secondary mirror for the Extremely Large Telescope has been cast, marking a...
The scientist believes we are running out of space on Earth
Professor Stephen Hawking talked at the Royal Society in London about the important of moving off...
Discovery reveals more clues as to what the early Solar System was like
The discovery of a moon around the third largest dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt adds another piece...
Atmospheric changes may have caused heavier rain like we see on Earth
Heavy rain may have altered the surface of Mars, carving channels into its rock that we can see...
How will the next orbiting observatory compare to the current king?
The James Webb Space Telescope is due to launch in October 2018, ushering in a new era of...
Enter our competition for full weekend passes to this year's festival in July
This year's bluedot festival takes place 7-9 July, and we have a pair of weekend camping...
Bridge between Magellanic Clouds confirmed to have magnetic field
The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are connected to each other by a Galactic Bridge. Astronomers...
Object could have been kicked by violent black hole merger
Astronomers have been following what appears to be a speedy black hole racing across its home...
Study raises questions about the formation of our Solar System
The study of a warm Neptune-like planet is raising questions as to our understanding of how...
The free-floating planet is a rare find
What was previously thought to be a brown dwarf has been discovered to be an exoplanet lying on the...
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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
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Blogs
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.

You can subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine in print and digital, or click here for individual digital issues.

 

Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:39am

A new documentary looks at the unsung heroes of Apollo: the mathematicians and engineers who worked at Mission Control to bring their comrades safely back to Earth.

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.

How to build a star simulator
'How To' Guide

Misaligned mirrors are one of the common causes of reduced image quality in reflecting telescopes, but one that can be solved with collimation. In this project, we’ll show you how to make a star simulator, a device that can be used within the home to both check and correct the collimation of a reflector so you’re able to make the most of your observing sessions.

Written by Kim Clark

Catch breathtaking stills and videos that show the Earth’s spin
'How To' Guide

Catch breathtaking stills and videos that show the Earth’s spin.

Written by Mary Spicer.

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