Events

The latest astronomy events from around the country.

News
The LHC experiments recreate the conditions just after the Big Bang
The Large Hadron Collider experiments recreate the conditions just after the Big Bang. Scientists...
Have you got what it takes to become an astronaut?
Have you got what it takes to live and work in space? Find out by attempting to solve some mind-...
We speak to former NASA chief historian Roger D Launius
BBC Sky at Night Magazine speaks to former NASA chief historian Roger D Launius about his new book...
New documentary looks at NASA's achievements since the Apollo era
Documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy's latest work Above and Beyond is a look at the history of...
Astro societies join forces to spread the stargazing bug
The Society for Popular Astronomy (SPA) and Cardiff Astronomical Society (CAS) have been spreading...
 The moon candidate is thought to be the size of Neptune
Astronomers believe they have discovered an exomoon larger than Neptune in orbit around a planet...
How a new radio telescope could unlock the secrets of the Universe
Two new radio telescopes are being built that will span two continents and give astronomers an...
Distant dwarf planet could reveal more about hypothesised Planet X
The search for the ninth planet in our Solar System has revealed a distant dwarf planet orbiting...
Keep your binoculars steady with a mount that faces down to look up
Keep your binoculars steady with a mount that faces down to look up.
How a European mission will explore the first planet from the Sun
October 2018 sees the launch of Bepi Colombo, a European mission to study Mercury, the innermost...
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.

Canon EOS M100 camera
Magazine verdict: 4/5
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Blogs
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:15am

As the International Astronomy Show 2018 approaches, BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money looks forward to another chance to get up and close with the latest equipment.

Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:17am

Tripods can be the backbone of a good astronomy setup, but when it comes to sturdiness, it might be worth considering something more substantial like a pier, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:07pm

A good tripod is not to be taken for granted, writes BBC Sky at Night Magazine reviews editor Paul Money.

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.

What spectral classes mean and what they can tell us about a star
General Guide

Our guide to what spectral classes mean and what they can tell us about a star.

Build a clip-on finderscope illuminator
'How To' Guide

Build our red light device for your telescope to help you pick out your crosshairs on bright targets.

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