The latest astronomy events from around the country.

Cluster 11.1 billion lightyears away observed during intense star formation
A galaxy cluster has been found that is not only the most distant from Earth yet observed, but...
Search for missing matter uncovers six-million-year-old burst in activity
A search for missing matter in the Milky Way has revealed the Galaxy went through a fierce burst of...
Structure similar size to Milky Way contains one hundredth the amount of stars
The exact nature of the allusive substance known as dark matter remains a mystery, but observations...
Exoplanet found orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our planet
The search for exoplanets continues in the hope of finding a rocky, habitable planet like our own....
Discovery offers astronomers a rare glimpse of process in action
Astronomers have spotted a young, massive star still in its early ages of formation, offering a...
Spectroscopic method will help rover select samples for analysis on Earth
A spectroscopic method used by geologists on Earth could help NASA's new Mars rover look for...
How to view next year's total solar eclipse, and where to see it
On 21 August 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible over the USA. With a year to go and 230...
A first look at the legendary composer's tribute to ESA's daring mission
Legendary composer Vangelis has created a new album dedicated to the European Space Agency's...
Dwarf galaxies could provide a snapshot of the early Universe
A pair of galaxies have wandered into a crowded region of space, having spent most of their...
Observations reveal connection between stellar mass and rate of rotation
Learning more about the spinning properties of stars could reveal more about how they form, evolve...

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Equipment Review

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

Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:43am

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money extols the virtues of technological advancements in September's equipment reviews.

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:00pm

Editor Chris Bramley looks forward to judging the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards with the rest of the adjudicating panel.

Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:04pm

This month, BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money finds his astroimaging wish may finally have come true.


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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