Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Sciencists closer to understanding dark energy's role in Universe expansion
A new survey mapping dark matter is giving astonomers the techniques to understand more about dark...
In 2018 a pulsar will encounter a massive star, creating high energy explosions
In 2018 a pulsar will encounter a massive star, creating high energy explosions
Gas giant growth in early stages creates 'laboratory' for planet formation
Astronomers are witnessing the birth of a planet in its very early stages, enabling them to gain a...
The craters could help researchers peer under the comet’s surface
The craters could help researchers peer under the comet’s surface
NASA/ESA project will observe spacecraft impact into binary asteroid system
As part of Asteroid Day, ESA has revealed how observations and data collection on an international...
Infrared light surrounding white dwarf could come from giant planet
Scientists have discovered infrared light surrounding a white dwarf that could support the theory...
'Worldwide' campaign launched to observe high-energy light show
V404 Cygni has renewed activity with its highest burst of high-energy light since 1989.
Gravitational disruption may be crucial in early stages of accretion
The presence of spiral arms surrounding a young star is being offered as a solution to a key...
Large galaxy shines twice as bright after accreting younger stars
Planetary nebulae have enabled a team to discover the devouring of a smaller galaxy by Messier 87...
NASA simulation shows potential for greater gamma ray detection rate
The gamma rays produced when dark matter particles collide are rare and difficult to observe. A new...

Home

Equipment Review

Browse through our ever-growing archive of telescope and equipment reviews from the magazine.

Tal 125 Apolar apochromatic refractor
Magazine verdict: 92%
0
LVI Smartguider 2
Magazine verdict: 93%
0
The Complete Guide
We take deep-sky photography to the next level

Deep-sky astrophotography produces some of the most spectacular images in astronomy. It’s...

We introduce the art of deep-sky photography

Deep-sky astrophotography produces some of the most spectacular images in astronomy. It’s...

We show you how to capture stunning images of the Sun

Taking an image of the Sun gives you the opportunity to study a star close-up. Of course, there...

Columnists

Here’s where you’ll find articles by our columnists including Sir Patrick Moore, Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Keith Hopcroft.

One of the Moon's lesser-known features comes under Patrick's scrutiny

Patrick looks at one of the Moon's most picturesque features, the Bay of Rainbows

Aridaeus is a small impact crater surrounded by rills systems

Poll

What should ESA do next?

On 12 November ESA will try to land Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as part of one of the agencies most daring missions, Rosetta. What big task should they try and tackle next?

ESA's Philae lander
Blogs
Chris Bramley's picture
Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:51pm

An artistic vision of space at BREESE LITTLE gallery provides great insight ahead of judging the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition  

Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:43pm

Why use one eye when two are better? Paul Money makes the case.

Mon May 18, 2015 11:40am

Earth's rotation was once a thorn in the side of amateur astronomers everywhere but, as Paul Money discusses, technology has changed all that...

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.

How to shoot the Moon with a digital camera
'How To' Guide

Capturing the Moon with a digital camera is easier than you might think. We show you how to get started.

Skill level: beginner

Get started in spectroscopy
'How To' Guide

From the simplest spectroscope to the most complex setup imaginable, you can capture the spectra of many objects and create fantastic images.

Skill level: intermediate

We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here