Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Our guide to the best eclipses coming up over the next few years
Wowed by images of the total solar eclipse in the USA this week? Jamie Carter presents your solar...
The early mornings pay off, as Ezzy's eclipse trip ends in spectacular fashion
BBC Sky at Night Magazine news editor Elizabeth Pearson is on the road trip of lifetime,...
Live stream the astronomical event of the year on 21 August
  Watch the 'great American eclipse' via Slooh's live stream on 21 August,...
Ezzy makes a quick visit to Mount Rushmore ahead of eclipse day
BBC Sky at Night Magazine news editor Elizabeth Pearson is on the road trip of lifetime,...
Scott Levine images eclipse observing of a different kind: on the lunar surface
Each month, Scott Levine looks at a single word that can tell us about the workings of the Universe...
Ezzy meets likeminded eclipse chasers at an astroconvention
BBC Sky at Night Magazine news editor Elizabeth Pearson is on the road trip of lifetime,...
Ezzy's road trip takes her into the path of totality for the first time
BBC Sky at Night Magazine news editor Elizabeth Pearson is on the road trip of lifetime,...
Celebrate the US eclipse with these snazzy iPhone cases
We have ten eclipse phone covers for iPhone 6 and 7 to give away via our Facebook and Twitter...
Ezzy visits Salt Lake's planetarium, where eclipse glasses are in high demand
BBC Sky at Night Magazine news editor Elizabeth Pearson continues her journey across the US to view...
We report back from the astronomy festival deep in the Welsh countryside
BBC Sky at Night joined revellers for a weekend of music and family-friendly astronomical fun at...
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
Magazine verdict: 5/5
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Baader Morpheus eyepiece series
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Blogs
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:46am

A recent spate of bad weather hasn't stopped our reviewers getting out and testing the latest kit, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:56pm

Summer nights haven't put off our committed reviewers, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:45pm

As planetary imaging becomes ever more popular, we can expect a rise in quality and a drop in price, 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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 Learn astronomy in 10 easy lessons
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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