Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
The ESA technology blurs the line between manned and robotic exploration
Einstein's theory of relativity enables new calculation method
Galaxy clusters could be used as markers to investigate dark energy, the invisible and mysterious...
Spacecraft continues to show the secrets of the Saturn system
The Cassini spacecraft has revealed liquid methane seas on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan...
Kuiper Belt observations reveal satellite orbiting Pluto-like dwarf planet
Hubble observations have revealed a moon surrounding the second second brightest dwarf planet in...
Astronomers discover ancient population of stars at the centre of the Milky Way
An ancient population of stars has been discovered at the centre of the Milky Way, revealing a view...
Final pieces of data collected by spacecraft alter view of polar atmosphere
The final scraps of data collected by Venus Express before its mission ended have revealed...
Observations challenge theories of stellar acceleration
A hypervelocity star discovered travelling close to the escape veolcity of our Galaxy has been...
Jamie Carter looks at the astronomical treats waiting south of the equator
There's a whole new set of constellations, bright stars and deep sky objects waiting for...
Dust grains detected from beyond our Solar System reveal surprising uniformity
The analysis of cosmic dust is a key aspect of NASA's Cassini mission, providing information as...
Stephen Hawking reveals initiative to send robots 4 lightyears into space
The idea of sending robots over 4 lightyears into space to search for alien life may seem like 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.

iNova NNB-Cx colour CCD camera
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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ioptron CEM 60 equatorial mount
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Blogs
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:16pm

ESA's Paolo Nespoli reveals what it is about the view of Earth from the International Space Station that makes astronauts reach for the camera.

Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:36am

As astrophotography becomes an increasingly popular option for astronomers, DSLR makers are following suit, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:05am

Iain Todd reviews The Last Man On The Moon; a film about Eugene Cernan's final journey to the lunar surface.

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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