Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
New light shed on the birth of Type Ia supernovae and their binary pairings
Observations shed new light on the birth of Type Ia supernovae and their binary pairings
We look back at some of the magazine's best features over the past decade...
We look back at some of the magazine's best features over the past decade...
Massive star-forming region uncovers new information on the birth of stars
Massive star-forming region uncovers new information on the birth of stars
Magnetar in our Galaxy shows unusual drop in X-ray brightness and hot surface
A magnetic neutron star in our Galaxy has been exhibiting unusual drops in X-ray brightness and an...
Revelation could point to Europa's ability to support life
NASA scientists have blasted table salt with radiation to see whether the dark, mysterious...
Quasars used to reveal 'invisible' gaseous ring surrounding galaxy
A halo surrounding the Andromeda galaxy is the closest to Earth ever discovered beyond the Milky...
Data from MESSENGER puts 4 billion years Mercury's magnetic evolution
Data sent from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is enabling scientists to piece together how Mercury...
Enceladus eruptions could be caused by fold in moon's surface
Data sent back from Cassini has suggested that eruptions on Enceladus could be an optical illusion...
Luminous galaxy discovered over 13 billion lightyears from Earth
A luminous galaxy has been discovered over 13 billion lightyears from Earth, revealing new...
High volcanic activity might be behind wild temperature variation
High volcanic activity might be behind wild temperature variation
Telescopic camera captures Pluto's surface, including a possible polar cap
Telescopic camera captures Pluto's surface, including a possible polar cap
High-energy X-rays at the centre of the Milky Way stump NASA astronomers.
High-energy X-rays at the centre of the Milky Way stump NASA astronomers.
A planetary system has been found orbiting a star 54 lightyears away
A planetary system has been found orbiting a star 54 lightyears away  
Reactions in the early molecular clouds could have caused water formation
Chemical reactions in the early molecular clouds could have caused water formation even in the...
Observations have revealed a new connection between supernovas that produce gamm
New link found between supernovas that produce gamma rays and those that do not.
Milky Way analog galaxy, NGC 891. Colours show flares from groups of stars with
Thick disk galaxies contain young as well as old stars according to a new report, potentially...
Equipment Review

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

Celestron NexStar Evolution 8
Magazine verdict: 5/5
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Mesu-Mount 200
Magazine verdict: 5/5
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Orion SkyQuest XX16g Dobsonian
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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The Complete Guide
We take deep-sky photography to the next level

Deep-sky astrophotography produces some of the most spectacular images in astronomy. It’s...

We introduce the art of deep-sky photography

Deep-sky astrophotography produces some of the most spectacular images in astronomy. It’s...

We show you how to capture stunning images of the Sun

Taking an image of the Sun gives you the opportunity to study a star close-up. Of course, there...

Columnists

Here’s where you’ll find articles by our columnists including Sir Patrick Moore, Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Keith Hopcroft.

One of the Moon's lesser-known features comes under Patrick's scrutiny

Patrick looks at one of the Moon's most picturesque features, the Bay of Rainbows

Aridaeus is a small impact crater surrounded by rills systems

Poll

What should ESA do next?

On 12 November ESA will try to land Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as part of one of the agencies most daring missions, Rosetta. What big task should they try and tackle next?

ESA's Philae lander
Blogs
Mon May 18, 2015 11:40am

Earth's rotation was once a thorn in the side of amateur astronomers everywhere but, as Paul Money discusses, technology has changed all that...

Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:34pm

Paul Money discusses the latest astro equipment news

Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:38pm

Paul Money discusses the latest astro equipment news

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' Guide

 

How to use Norton's Star Atlas
'How To' Guide

A star atlas is a tool you shouldn’t be without. We reveal how to get the most out of one of the best atlases available.

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