Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
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...
The science and music festival returns to Jodrell Bank for summer 2019
The Bluedot science and music festival returns this summer to Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire...
More mundane reasons could be behind strange orbits in the outer Solar System
Something is altering the orbits of objects on the outskirts of our Solar System. The existing...
Cassini spied the first rainfall in the moon’s north, heralding in summer
Recently discovered rainfall has heralded the start of summer in the northern hemisphere of Saturn...
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.

A device to make swapping between your four favourite eyepieces easy
'How To' Guide

A handy device to make swapping between your four favourite eyepieces easy.

What you'll learn during your first year of stargazing
Astronomy for Beginners

New to astronomy? Read our guide to some of the things you'll notice in the night sky as you spend your first year stargazing.

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