Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
A heliacal rising or an alignment of planets? Nigel Henbest explores
A heliacal rising or an alignment of planets? Nigel Henbest explores this enduring mystery.
Kepler-90 system now matches our own Solar System
Our Solar System is no longer the only eight-planet system we know of, following a new discovery...
Follow our guide to spotting one of the best meteor showers of the year
Follow our observing guide to make the most of one of the best meteor showers of the year, and see...
X-ray observations reveal how important elements are distributed
The study of the remains of exploded stars can tell us alot about the elements that make up the...
News of the UK astronaut's next flight begins to emerge
News of Tim Peake’s next mission is starting to emerge - he could be taking a seat on a...
Astronomers discover object from just 690 million years after Big Bang
Astronomers have observed the most distant black hole ever discovered, as part of a study that...
Study of star system reveals a potentially rocky world like Earth
The study of a planet orbiting a star outside our Solar System has revealed it could be a rocky...
Study raises questions as to identity of mystery objects
The study of planet-like bodies has revealed they are very similar to brown dwarfs. Are these...
Our pick of the top astronomy and space reads released this year
Looking for a Secret Santa gift for an astronomer or space fan, or perhaps searching for a good...
Protostars resist powerful forces that should be tearing them apart
At the centre of the Milky Way lies a supermassive black hole. Astronomers have discovered 11 stars...
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.

Tele Vue DeLite eyepiece range
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Blogs
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:37am

BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money reveals what equipment we're reviewing in our January issue, out 21 December.

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Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:56am

With our tempermental UK weather, large pieces of kit that take time to set up can cause problems for astronomers, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:49am

With our tempermental UK weather, large pieces of kit that take time to set up can cause problems for astronomers, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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.

Beginner's guide to equatorial mounts - Pt 1
General Guide

Putting your telescope on an equatorial mount allows you to follow stars as they (appear to) move across the night sky.

For newcomers to astronomy, setting up an EQ mount may seem a daunting task. BBC Sky at Night Magazine shows you how.

By Anton Vamplew.

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General Guide

If you’re a newcomer to astronomy, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll have you marvelling at the Universe in no time.

Subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine in print or digital for up to date advice and guides to practical astronomy, and reviews of the latest kit.

 

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