Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
How will the spacecraft spend its final moments, and what has it taught us?
The Rosetta spacecraft's mission has ended, following its impact onto the surface of Comet 67P/...
MESSENGER images reveal fault scarps that show planet is still contracting
Mercury can be grouped together with Earth as another tectonically active planet in our Solar...
Hubble Space Telescope spots what may eruptions from subsurface ocean
Observations using the Hubble Space Telescope may have revealed surprising activity in Europa's...
Tidal locking suggests salty sea could be beneath dwarf planet's surface
A study has calculated that Pluto could be hosting an ocean below its surface with a salt content...
Hubble confirms planet detected by the effect of its mass on spacetime
Astronomers have been able to discover an exoplanet orbiting two suns by observing how its mass...
Observations reveal galaxies lying at the heart of a huge hydrogen cloud
Astronomers believe they may have solved the mystery behind a huge, bright cloud of gas found 11.5...
Discovery of ancient lakes pushes timescale for presence of water forward
New discoveries of ancient lakes and valleys on the Red Planet are helping scientists uncover the...
Key stage in star's life captured by the Hubble Space Telescope
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have been able to observe a key stage in the evolution...
Find almost doubles the amount of known ancient quasars
Quasars are thought to be some of the first light sources to have formed in the Universe, but...
Hubble data reveals ancient age of stellar population
A globular cluster 19,000 lightyears away could be a relic from the early days of the Milky Way,...
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.

Blogs
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.

Chris Bramley's picture
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.

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.

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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