Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
As the Sun loses mass, the planets' orbits are drifting further out
The Sun is losing weight, but the Solar System's waistline is expanding as the planet's...
All you need to know to enter the world's premier astrophoto competition
The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is now open for entries. This year, IAPY...
More similarities discovered between Earth and Saturn's moon
  Saturn's largest moon Titan has an atmosphere and liquid cycle, much like Earth. But...
Hub is filled with stars of different ages moving at different speeds
The central hub of our Galaxy is a dynamic environment filled with stars of different ages moving...
Are the bursts caused by neutron stars – or aliens?
Are fast radio bursts caused by neutron stars – or aliens? New observations of FRB 121102...
All you need to know to enter the world's premier astrophoto competition
Marking its tenth anniversary, the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition returns...
Observations of a Sun-like star could help predict the solar cycle
A new study of a star similar to the Sun, but with more heavy elements in its core, could help...
Apollo 16 astronaut mourned by NASA and space community
NASA astronaut and Apollo Moon-walker John Young has passed away, aged 87.
The find could mean we can expect to see more gravitational waves in future
The Galaxy appears to have an excess of very massive stars. The find could mean we can expect to...
Super-Earths with thick atmospheres could host life around spinning stars
Pulsar stars are spinning neutron stars that blast out pulses of radiation, but astronomers believe...
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.

Tele Vue DeLite eyepiece range
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Blogs
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:49am

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money reveals what equipment we're reviewing in our February 2018 issue, out 18 January.

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Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:37am

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money reveals what equipment we're reviewing in our January issue, out 21 December.

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Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:56am

With our tempermental UK weather, large pieces of kit that take time to set up can cause problems for astronomers, 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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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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