Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
Astronomers trace asteroid back to the early Solar System
An asteroid has been discovered that is the first known interstellar visitor to our Solar System.
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...
Mammoth monster could swallow our Sun in two days
A supermassive black hole has been discovered that could swallow the mass of our Sun in two days....
How humanity first reached out to explore the Red Planet
Humanity has well and truly established its presence on Mars, with orbiters and rovers attempting...
Detection of oxygen suggests galaxies existed earlier than thought
The detection of oxygen in a distant galaxy just 250 million years after the Big Bang suggests...
Earth-like exoplanets might be rendered uninhabitable by obliquity
Seemingly habitable exoplanets could be rendered freezing by their tilt, relative to their orbit,...
Findings could make Jupiter's moon a candidate for evidence of life
The search for signs of life in the Solar System continues, and the latest candidate could be...
The carbon rich object was probably thrown out of the asteroid belt
An asteroid has been found in the Kuiper Belt. The object most likely originated from the asteroid...
Win a pair of weekend passes to the science and music festival
PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED   The Bluedot science and music festival returns to...
Author David A. Weintraub discusses humanity's future on the Red Planet
The prospect of humans setting foot on Mars seems to become more of a reality with each passing...
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
Mon May 14, 2018 11:32am

What do astronomers observe during the summer months? Many take advantage of the longer days to get kit in order for the coming season. But, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money, this could mean missing out on some summer sky delights.

Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:38am

Our recent assembly and review of a 20-inch Dobsonian has left BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money asking "how big is too big?"

Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:16am

Our recent assembly and review of a 20-inch Dobsonian has left BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money asking "how big is too big?"

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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