Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Raging storm will help astronomers learn how Neptune's spots appear
Clouds seen in the atmosphere of Neptune have been confirmed as relating to a new raging storm on...
Discovery could reveal a history of active volcanoes on the Red Planet
NASA's Curosity rover is helping scientists unlock the geological history of the Red Planet.
Close orbit of massive, infant planet poses questions for astronomers
A massive, infant exoplanet has been discovered orbiting close to its star, leading astronomers to...
Our pick of the memories shared by the UK astronaut from the ISS
It has been a long and eventful journey for Tim Peake during his six months on board the...
Follow the UK astronaut's journey home via our live stream
Follow the UK astronaut's return journey home via our live stream, courtesy of ESA.
Astronomers observe brightening event of young, ravenous sun
Exactly how our Solar System formed remains a mystery for astronomers, but observations of a young...
Commercial spaceflight is set to take off over the next few years
With Virgin Galactic, SpaceX and Blue Origin all set to make inroads into the world of reusable...
Kepler Space Telescope spots Jupiter sized planet transiting binary star system
The Kepler Space Telescope continues to reveal the stars and planets that exist beyond our Solar...
Chaotic feeding process is directly observed for the first time
New observations with ESO's ALMA telescope have changed astronomers' perception of how...
Atmospheric temperature analysis proves an efficient detection method
Mars orbiters have managed to detect patterns in the dust storms occurring on Mars.
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.

Attic One 6.0 CCD camera
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Bresser EXOS 2 Go-To mount
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Blogs
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.

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.
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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