Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Small fluctuations occurred just two billion years after the Big Bang
  Astronomers have managed to measure ripples in the cosmic web that occurred just two billion...
The spacecraft begins diving between Saturn and its rings
Images of Saturn taken during the first of the Cassini spacecraft’s ring dives have been...
Win a copy of US astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson's latest book
We have three copies of Neil deGrasse Tyson's latest book to giveaway on our Twitter and...
Planet orbiting faint star detected using unique technique
Gravity has a substantial effect on the appearance of massive objects, often enabling us to see...
Spacecraft commences first of 22 dives between Saturn and its rings
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spent 13 years studying Saturn and its moons, and is now...
Below are the terms and conditions for entering our Twitter giveaway to win a copy of Neil deGrasse...
Below are the terms and conditions for entering our Facebook giveaway to win a copy of Neil...
Gravitationally lensed type Ia supernova observed 4 billion lightyears away
Using a galaxy located two billion lightyears from Earth as a sort of cosmic magnifying class,...
Newly discovered planet orbiting red dwarf could be rocky with an atmosphere
A newly-discovered exoplanet just 40 lightyears from Earth could be the best candidate we know of...
An asteroid the size of Gibraltar passed by the Earth on 19 April, and will continue to grow in...
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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.

Software Bisque Paramount MYT mount
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Celestron Echelon 16x70 binoculars
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Blogs
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:21pm

That new reflector, equatorial mount or CCD planetary imaging camera may be top of your 'to buy' list, but it makes sense to pay attention to the smaller pieces of kit, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

You can subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine in print and digital, or click here for individual digital issues.

 

Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:39am

A new documentary looks at the unsung heroes of Apollo: the mathematicians and engineers who worked at Mission Control to bring their comrades safely back to Earth.

Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:48am

Beginners to astronomy nowadays have much to be thankful for, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

You can subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine in print and digital, or click here for individual digital issues.

 

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.

How to build a star simulator
'How To' Guide

Misaligned mirrors are one of the common causes of reduced image quality in reflecting telescopes, but one that can be solved with collimation. In this project, we’ll show you how to make a star simulator, a device that can be used within the home to both check and correct the collimation of a reflector so you’re able to make the most of your observing sessions.

Written by Kim Clark

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.

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