Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
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Mysterious pulses may fill the sky "with flashes like paparazzi"
Fast Radio Bursts are mysterious radio pulses originating from distant galaxies. A new study...
Our pick of the top stories from this year's conference
The European Planetary Science Congress 2017 took place this week, 17–22 September 2017, in...
The unique space rock lies in the asteroid belt but has a comet's tail
A pair of asteroids that behave like a comet have been found in the asteroid belt with NASA's...
Scott Levine considers our exploration of the edge of the Solar System
Each month, Scott Levine looks at a single word that can tell us about the workings of the Universe...
A guide to chasing down the Moon's shadow
Did the 21 August 2017 eclipse turn you into an eclipse chaser? This handy guide will tell you all...
Hot Jupiter reflects almost no light, appearing "darker than asphalt"
The Hubble Space Telescope has been used to examine a large, hot exoplanet that appears pitch black...
Patterns in planet's cloudy atmosphere observed closely for first time
The clouds in Venus's atmosphere behave are more irregular and chaotic on its night side than...
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
Magazine verdict: 5/5
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Baader Morpheus eyepiece series
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Blogs
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:39pm

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 Aug 21, 2017 10:46am

A recent spate of bad weather hasn't stopped our reviewers getting out and testing the latest kit, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:56pm

Summer nights haven't put off our committed reviewers, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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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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 Learn astronomy in 10 easy lessons
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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