Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Study points to prominent feature as mysterious source of high temperatures
A new study reveals that the source of unusual heating in Jupiter's upper atmosphere could be...
Mis-identified binary system rediscovered by amateurs and academics
A new type of binary star system has been observed in which a white dwarf blasts its red dwarf...
Study of dwarf planet's surface shows craters may have been erased over time
Studies of Ceres' surface show a distinct lack of craters, revealing clues about the history of...
First study of Earth-sized planets' atmospheres beyond the Solar System
A Hubble Space Telescope study reveals information about two exoplanets' atmospheres, paving...
Sudden brightening of star offers astronomers unique observation
The line marking the transition in a protoplanetary disc from gas to ice has been observed clearly...
Elliptical discovered to be a massive spiral constructed the wrong way round
Galaxy formation normally occurs from the inside out, with the outer sections containing younger...
Funding to provide a new space technology facility and air-breathing engine
A UK spaceflight test centre and an air-breathing rocket have moved one step closer following new...
Icy world spotted with 700-year elliptical orbit on the edge of the Solar System
A dwarf planet has been discovered in the ring of icy worlds beyond Neptune, on a 700-year orbit.
Seasonal dark streaks could be explained by the presence of water
The discovery of seasonal dark streaks in the canyons of Mars has given scientists more clues as to...
Presence of hydrogen cyanide suggests prebiotic conditions
Cold temperatures and harsh conditions make Titan one of the last places in the Solar System we...
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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.

Blogs
Chris Bramley's picture
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:00pm

Editor Chris Bramley looks forward to judging the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards with the rest of the adjudicating panel.

Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:04pm

This month, BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money finds his astroimaging wish may finally have come true.

Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:41pm

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money reveals the kit we're testing in the August issue, including a new set of Calcium H eyepieces that offer solar observing beyond the usual white light.

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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