Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
How frozen liquids help us understand more about the Universe
Word of the Month is a new column from amateur astronomer Scott Levine looking at how a single...
Exploring the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy
The Universe consists mostly of the unknown substances dark matter and dark energy, but what...
The Apollo astronaut recalls flying through the Moon's shadow
48 years ago today the Apollo 11 astronauts flew through the Moon's shadow and saw the solar...
Asteroids carrying water to Earth could have been warm balls of mud
Planets like Earth may have been built not from the impact of rocky asteroids, but by large balls...
Learn how to view and image one of the best meteor showers of the year
With summer in full swing, one of the year’s biggest meteor showers is around the corner once...
Astronomers spot smallest known star in rare binary system
The smallest star ever discovered has been found by astronomers in a search that could help us find...
New images captured during NASA spacecraft's Jupiter flyby
NASA's Juno spacecraft has completed a flyby over Jupiter's Great Red Spot, revealing the...
Spacecraft targets 'mysterious' object in the outer Solar System
New Horizons is due to fly by a Kuiper Belt object that is proving mysterious, according to ground-...
Brown dwarf research could change what we know about star clusters
Our Galaxy could contain 100 billion brown dwarfs, a much higher number than scientists initially...
It is likely the chemical does not have a biological origin
Methanol has been detected in the plumes of Saturn’s moon Encleadus from the ground for the...
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.

Software Bisque Paramount MYT mount
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Celestron Echelon 16x70 binoculars
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Blogs
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:56pm

Summer nights haven't put off our committed reviewers, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:45pm

As planetary imaging becomes ever more popular, we can expect a rise in quality and a drop in price, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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Tue May 16, 2017 3:02pm

As technology improves, so too does the inclination for manufacturers to improve their products, often with great results, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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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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 Learn astronomy in 10 easy lessons
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.

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