Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Astronomer Jonathan Powell looks back on one of the highlights of 2015
In the first of a series of astro-anecdotes, amateur astronomer, writer, broadcaster and dark-sky...
Anton Agejev reports on the search for life among the stars
Humanity has pondered for centuries whether intelligent life exists beyond Earth. One project...
Observatory provides VLT to search Alpha Centauri star system for exoplanets
Breakthrough Starshot is an initiative seeking to explore the star system Alpha Centauri for...
Has the space telescope detected an exoplanet around star TW Hydrae?
The Hubble Space Telescope may have revealed an exoplanet in orbit around a young star by capturing...
Supermassive black hole jet observed caught up in galaxy cluster collision
Jets of matter being blasted into space by spinning supermassive black holes and galaxy cluster...
Read a sneak preview chapter from a new book on the science of Star Wars
The following is an extract from The Science of Star Wars, a new book by Mark Brake and Jon...
New theory could explain red supergiant star's faster-than-expected spin
The red supergiant star Betelgeuse is spinning much faster than expected. A new theory suggests...
Read a sneak preview chapter from a new book on the science of Star Wars
The following is an extract from The Science of Star Wars, a new book by Mark Brake and Jon Chase...
A heliacal rising or an alignment of planets? Nigel Henbest explores
A heliacal rising or an alignment of planets? Nigel Henbest explores this enduring mystery.
Katharine Kilgour marks the festive season with a stellar Christmas cake
In the latest of our new series bringing the cosmos into the kitchen, amateur astronomer and baker...
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.

Blogs
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:51pm

This month BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money discusses the virtues of cooled DSLR cameras, ahead of Pete Lawrence's February issue review of the PrimaLuceLab 700Da.

 

 

Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:25pm

This month BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money hails the virtues of portable telescopes ahead of our January review of a new pick-up-and-carry refractor from Vixen.

Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:44am

This month BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money gives German suppliers Omegon first light in his review of their N 203/1200 Dobsonian.

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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