The Sky at Night

The Sky at Night

Our team of astronomers tell us what's on view in the night sky. From comets to quasars, there is always something fascinating to discuss in the Universe.

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Make a solar filter

Make a solar filter

Pete Lawrence shows you how to make a solar filter for your telescope. Remember, always be careful when observing the Sun.

Join the asteroid hunt

Join the asteroid hunt
The asteroid hunt is up and running. Take part to discover objects that have never been observed before by searching for Near Earth Asteroids that could collide with our planet.

Asteroid Zoo website

Mars competition winning image

Mars competition winning image

Jon Green's winning image has been captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and beamed back to Earth and it reveals an astonishing landscape.

Pete Lawrence's Moon guides

Pete Lawrence's Moon guides

All the information you need to spot the Moon's seas, craters and mountains - with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Also available as PDFs.

How do we know the Big Bang happened?

How do we know the Big Bang happened?

Maggie Aderin-Pocock explores the remnants of the Big Bang that tell a clear story about the origins of our Universe, 14 billion years ago.

Sir Patrick Moore, 1923-2012

Sir Patrick Moore, 1923-2012
Born in the same year that the BBC was founded, Patrick’s career represented the Corporation at its very best.

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