Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
25 years after docking at Mir, Sharman reminisces with her crew
25 years after docking at Mir, Sharman reminisces with her crew and chats with current UK astronaut...
Gravitational lensing reveals object at end of reionisation epoch
Gravitational lensing enables astronomers to use massive objects like galaxy clusters as natural...
New study offers solution as to lack of evidence of Red Planet's vast ocean
Massive tsunamis on ancient Mars helped shape the Martian shoreline, according to a new study.
In 1991, Helen Sharman became the first Briton to fly in space. BBC Sky at Night
In 1991, Helen Sharman became the first Briton to fly in space. BBC Sky at Night Magazine...
Oxygen and hydrogen ratios could be similar to those present in Earth's waters
A study comparing the ocean of Jupiter's moon Europa with the ocean on Earth has revealed the...
Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, celebrates the 25th anniversary of her
Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, celebrates the 25th anniversary of her launch on 18 May...
Four-planet system could reveal the early synced orbits of Solar System giants
The discovery of a planetary system with synced orbits may be evidence of an orbital configuration...
Crossing of magnetic boundaries thought to be responsible for space storms
The crossing of the magnetic boundaries between Earth and the Sun is thought to be responsible for...
Nine specimens discovered orbiting their stars' 'habitable' zones
NASA's Kepler space telescope continues to expand both our knowledge of the Universe and the...
Jamie Carter travels to Fuerteventura for a night photography course
Astrophotographer and astronomy author Jamie Carter travels to the UNESCO Starlight Reserve of...
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.

iNova NNB-Cx colour CCD camera
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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ioptron CEM 60 equatorial mount
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Blogs
Mon May 16, 2016 10:09am

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money reveals how image stabilisation has enhanced the power of binoculars.

Tue May 10, 2016 12:05pm
Celebrating the current hot topics in science, art, ethics, language and technology, the HowTheLightGetsIn festival returns to Hay-on-Wye in Hereford for a week of music, food, philosophy and big ideas.
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:16pm

ESA's Paolo Nespoli reveals what it is about the view of Earth from the International Space Station that makes astronauts reach for the camera.

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.

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.

This easy way of taking flat frames will help your image processing
'How To' Guide
This easy way of taking flat frames will help your image processing.
 
Written by Steve Richards.
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