Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Listen to the latest podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
  In the April episode of Radio Astronomy, the BBC Sky at Night Magazine crew look...
Listen to the latest podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
  In the latest episode of Radio Astronomy, the BBC Sky at Night Magazine team discuss the...
Science lineup announced for the 2019 Jodrell Bank festival
The bluedot festival 2019's science programme will mark 50 years since the Apollo 11...
Martian explorer loses contact with Earth after 15 years of discovery
After nearly 15 year exploring Mars, NASA has called time on its Opportunity rover mission.
Low-cost tech is making Earth orbit ever-more accessible for commercial companie
A new 3D engine could usher in a new era of rocket building. The engine is lighter, more efficent...
Being weightless could affect how astronauts make decisions
A new study has found the decision making of astronauts might be affected by being in zero gravity...
Take part in our week-long campaign and get to know the night sky
Sign up to Back Garden Astronomy Week and take part in BBC Sky at Night Magazine's new...
The space rock was found using off-the-shelf telescopes
A planetary body has been found that bridges the gap between the dust of the primordial Solar...
Curiosity accidentally recreated an experiment first performed by Apollo 17, finding that Mount...
Listen to the latest podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
  In the latest episode of Radio Astronomy, the BBC Sky at Night Magazine team look at the...
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

How amateur astonomers have contributed to astronomy

The history of Moonwatch – the satellite-tracking programme

Equipment Review

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

Blogs
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:48am

Many amateur astronomers keep an eye on weather forecasts ahead of observing sessions but, as BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money writes, cloudless skies do not always mean good stargazing conditions.

Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:02pm

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money ponders the technological advances in smartphone astronomy.

Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:50pm

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money ponders the technological advances in smartphone astronomy.

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.

Get astro-imaging with your phone, using our step-by-step guide
'How To' Guide

Affixing your smartphone to your telescope for astrophotography can be a tricky business. Follow our guide for creating your own accessory for astro imaging with your smartphone.

There’s a logic behind how our Moon appears night after night
General Guide

There’s a logic behind how our Moon appears night after night, and where it is located in the sky at any one time. Read our guide to the phases of the Moon.

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