Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
A heliacal rising or an alignment of planets? Nigel Henbest explores
A heliacal rising or an alignment of planets - what might the star of Bethlehem have been? Nigel...
Water was spotted spread across the asteroid’s surface
Water has been spotted across the surface of asteroid Bennu by NASA's OSIRIS REX spacecraft....
The NASA probe is the second man-made object to leave the Solar System
NASA's Voyager 2 probe has passed through the heliopause, making it the second spacecraft to...
Looking back on the Christmas mission that changed our view of Earth
On Christmas Eve 1968, the first mission to the Moon changed how we view our home planet forever....
NASA scientist reveals achievements of Kepler mission, and what lies ahead
The Kepler space telescope may have run out fuel, but for NASA scientists there is alot of...
Read an excerpt from a new book by Dr Paul Parsons
Dark matter remains one of the unsolved mysteries in astronomy. In an excerpt from The Beginning...
Our pick of the best astronomy and space titles from the past 12 months
Looking for a Christmas present for the astronomer or space fan in your life, or in need of a good...
1954, a massive bruise turns into a massive legal wrangle
The only recorded case of a person being injured by a meteor happened on this day 64 years ago....
Win a new book on how Hasselblad cameras captured the moonlandings
Enter our competition to win one of three copies of Hasselblad & the Moon Landing, a new book...
Latest Mars mission to discover the secrets hidden deep within the Red Planet
NASA's latest Mars mission will attempt to discover the secrets that lie beneath the surface of...
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.

Omegon ProDob N 203/1200 telescope
Magazine verdict: 4.5/5
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Sky-Watcher EQM-35 Pro Go-To mount
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Blogs
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:50pm

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money ponders the technological advances in smartphone astronomy.

Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:09pm

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money wonders whether there will be a telescope-shaped present under the tree for him this Christmas morning...

Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:22am

As the International Astronomy Show 2018 approaches, BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money looks forward to another chance to get up and close with the latest equipment.

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.

Shoot for the Moon with this fun STEM activity
'How To' Guide

Shoot for the Moon with this fun STEM activity.

Master the Pogson Step and you’ll be able calculate with confidence
'How To' Guide

Master the Pogson Step and you’ll be able calculate with confidence.

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