Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
World famous physicist laid to rest alongside Newton and Darwin
World famous physicist Stephen Hawking is laid to rest at Westminster Abbey alongside Newton and...
How the detection of Pluto's moon solved an visual curiosity
NASA's New Horizons mission has given us incredible images and insight into Pluto's moon...
Earth-based organisms may help humans colonise the Red Planet
Earth-based bacteria could help humans breathe oxygen on Mars, according to a new study. Written by...
Astronomers have managed to catch the birth and growth of a black hole jet
For the first time, astronomers have managed to catch the birth and growth of a black hole jet as...
The dust could cause problems for the Opportunity rover
The dust storm on Mars could cause problems for the Opportunity rover, but the other four active...
This is the first time the array has successfully discovered planets
ALMA has uncovered a trio of exoplanets, the first time the array has made such a discovery.
The Milky Way grew to its current size by snacking on other galaxies
The Milky Way grew to its current size by snacking on other galaxies according to a recent study of...
Win a copy of Peter Whitfield's book on astronomy through the ages
Enter our competition to win one of five copies of Mapping the Heavens, a book about astronomy...
Pay tribute to the summer asterism with our stellar cookies
Amateur astronomer and baker Katharine Kilgour pays tribute to the Summer Triangle asterism with...
Organic molecules, methane variations suggest biological processes at play
NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered organic molecules embedded in sedimentary rocks on...
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

How amateur astonomers have contributed to astronomy

The history of Moonwatch – the satellite-tracking programme

Equipment Review

Browse through our ever-growing archive of telescope and equipment reviews from the magazine.

Altair Kitakaru eyepieces
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Canon 12x36 IS III binoculars
Magazine verdict: 5/5
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Blogs
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:32am

What do astronomers observe during the summer months? Many take advantage of the longer days to get kit in order for the coming season. But, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money, this could mean missing out on some summer sky delights.

Mon May 14, 2018 11:32am

What do astronomers observe during the summer months? Many take advantage of the longer days to get kit in order for the coming season. But, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money, this could mean missing out on some summer sky delights.

Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:38am

Our recent assembly and review of a 20-inch Dobsonian has left BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money asking "how big is too big?"

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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