Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
We take a journey north to spot the incredible Aurora Borealis
BBC Sky at Night Magazine editor Chris Bramley joins Omega Holidays’ first Northern Lights...
This month's word is a key term for lunar observers on Earth, and beyond
Each month, Scott Levine looks at a single word that can tell us about the workings of the Universe...
How Exmoor's Dark Sky status is drawing astronomers to the park
In December’s BBC Sky at Night Magazine astronomer Will Gater reveals his advice for...
Stargazers will soon have to bid farewell to the 66 glinting satellites
Stargazers and astrophotographers will soon have to bid #flarewell to the 66 glinting satellites....
Our verdict on the long awaited follow up to hit novel The Martian
  Elizabeth Pearson reviews Artemis, Andy Weir's long awaited follow up to his hit...
Scientists attempt to explain Enceladus's hydrothermal activity
The Cassini mission revealed Saturn's moon Enceladus to be a hive of hydrothermal activity, but...
The stellar explosion could be a new class of supernova
A star may have burst back into life after 50 years. The highly unusual supernova was unusually...
Discovery could hint at planetary system around Proxima Centauri
The presence of a dusty ring around Proxima Centauri could indicate that it is part of a planetary...
Below are the terms and conditions for entering our Twitter giveaway to win a copy of Artemtis,...
Below are the terms and conditions for entering our Facebook giveaway to win a copy of Artemis.
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.

Tele Vue DeLite eyepiece range
Magazine verdict: 5/5
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Baader Morpheus eyepiece series
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Blogs
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:56am

With our tempermental UK weather, large pieces of kit that take time to set up can cause problems for astronomers, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:49am

With our tempermental UK weather, large pieces of kit that take time to set up can cause problems for astronomers, 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.

 

Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:39am

With our tempermental UK weather, large pieces of kit that take time to set up can cause problems for astronomers, 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.

 

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.

Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine in print or digital for up to date advice and guides to practical astronomy, and reviews of the latest kit.

 

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