The latest astronomy events from around the country.

Voyager 2 data prompts new discovery, 30 years on
30 years on, data from NASA's Voyager 2 mission continues to throw up new discoveries. The...
Get out and get meteor spotting with our guide to observing this year's Orionids
The Orionid meteor shower season is peaking, meaning it’s time to get outside and look up in...
Volunteers help NASA scientists hone in on Martian surface features
Volunteer citizen scientists have been helping NASA scientists get closer to geological features on...
Orbiter arrives safely, but whereabouts of lander yet to be confirmed
The Trace Gas Orbiter that is part of the ExoMars 2016 mission to study the Red Planet has arrived...
Pay tribute to the gas giant Jupiter with some tasty shortbread treats
In the first of a new series bringing the cosmos into the kitchen, amateur astronomer and baker...
Jamie Carter visits the historic Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles
More people have looked through Griffith Observatory’s 12-inch refracting Zeiss telescope in...
Deep field data from Hubble shines light on unobservable galaxies
Astronomers have used data from the Hubble Space Telescope to conclude that there are ten times as...
Binary star system found containing three rotating discs of gas and dust
Astronomers have spotted something never before seen in the Universe: a binary star system with...
Bright object may have been dragged by colliding galaxies
A 'hyperluminous X-ray source' has been identified as a massive black hole that may have...
Hubble observations enable astronomers to get to the bottom of the mystery
Astronomers have been studying a binary star system in the hope of explaining the source of balls...

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Equipment Review

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

Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:13am

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money looks at the latest equipment reviewed in our November issue.

Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:50am

Be it long exposures, lengthy set-up times, misbehaving skies or expensive equipment, today's astronomers and astrophotographers have alot to contend with. BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money looks at the latest equipment reviewed in our October issue that is helping astronomers make the most of their observing.

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.


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.

Master the electronics in our home-built collimation aid
'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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