Astronomy News

Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:44pm

Across the country, a number of special events will commemorate the anniversary.

Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:20pm

The latest exoplanet research from three top scientists in the field

Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:53pm

The National Maritime Museum’s latest exhibition, Visions of the Universe, opens on Friday, showcasing around a hundred of the most spectacular images of the cosmos. 

Fri May 24, 2013 3:36pm

New Hubble images give scientists the means to recreate the Ring Nebula

Tue May 21, 2013 4:48pm

Astrophotography Masterclass

Wed May 08, 2013 3:04pm

The remote lab will now operate in complete darkness until August

Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:28am

The largest infrared space telescope ever launched runs out of vital coolant

Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:00pm

This year's survey has unearthed some surprising results

PanSTARRS seen by STEREO spacecraft
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:24pm

UK-made cameras on NASA's STEREO spacecraft capture the spectacle

Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:41am

Researchers in New Zealand are championing a new planet hunting technique

Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:18pm

There are just under three month's left to get you entries in to this year's competition

NASA breaks the ice over Lake Whillans
Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:28pm

The space agency deploys a sub 800 metres below a vast Antarctic glacier

Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:21pm

The observatory's largest facility is named after the great astronomer

Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:55pm

The BBC’s veteran space reporter, who covered the Apollo programme, dies.

Help preserve the UK's dark skies
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:51pm

Help count the cost of light pollution

Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:25pm

The latest news from the International Astronomy Show

Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:37pm

The latest news from the International Astronomy Show

Podcast: The aurora from the ISS (NASA)
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:23pm

NASA astronaut Don Pettit discusses what it's like to see the aurora from the International Space Station

Stargazing LIVE 2013 from Taunton Racecourse
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:54pm

Hundreds turned out to discover the wonders of the Universe - despite the weather

This stunning eruption occured in August 2012
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:58pm

Belgian astronomers compile a list of the Sun's most exciting moments

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity caught an image of a celestial visitor -- comet C...
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has sent home more data about Mars than all other...
NASA's newest orbiter at Mars, MAVEN, took precautions to avoid harm from a dust-spewing...