Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Royal Observatory Greenwich release a taster of this year's entries
There are just over two weeks to submit entries for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year...
NASA scientists conclude Arsia Mons last erupted 50 million years ago
NASA studies of a Martian volcano have revealed it ran dry just as the dominant species on Earth...
Win a DVD copy of new Apollo-era comedy and an astronaut bed spread
Operation Avalanche is a Cold War comedy about a pair of CIA agents who find themselves faking the...
Young system could give new understanding to how planetary systems grow
A recently discovered giant Jupiter-like planet found a huge distance from its star appears to defy...
Eruption of bubbles could explain disappearing lakes on Saturnian moon
Simulations by NASA scientists show that the lakes on Saturn's moon Titan could be bubbly.
How Irish engineering changed the face of astronomy
The 'Great Leviathan' 72-inch reflector, built during the 19th century at Birr Castle in...
Galaxies used to spin much slower than they do today
Early spiral galaxies spun much slower than those in the current Universe, implying that dark...
A new class of stars could be masquerading as the explosive stellar event
A supposed supernova has recently been exposed as a potential imposter, having suffered many...
The white dwarf is being stripped of its gas
A star has recently been discovered in orbit around a black hole in what might be the closest orbit...
JPL scientist discusses life on Mars, Planet 9 and exoplanet exploration
  Has there ever been life on Mars? Is Pluto a planet? What lies beyond Neptune? We put these...
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.

Celestron Echelon 16x70 binoculars
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5GT mount
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Blogs
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:48am

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

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Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:33am

Iain Todd reviews Operation Avalanche, a Cold War comedy about a pair of CIA agents who find themselves faking the Apollo Moon landing.

Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:16pm

This month BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money extolls the virtues of solar observing ahead of Gary Palmer's review of the Daystar Sodium D-Line Quark eyepiece filter in the March 2017 issue.

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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