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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LATEST NEWS: Philae wakes up!

Rosetta's Philae lander, which was dropped onto the the surface of comet 67P in November, has contacted Earth for the first time since going into hibernation 60 hours later.

Join the Rosetta ground campaign

Join the Rosetta ground campaign

Calling all amateur observers! Be part of the Rosetta Worldwide Ground-based Observing Program to observe comet 67P during 2015 - you can make a real contribution.

Philae's historic landing

Philae's historic landing
On 12 November 2014, after 10 years and 6.4 billion kilometres, Rosetta's Philae lander touched down on comet 67P. 

25 years of Hubble discoveries

25 years of Hubble discoveries
NASA's orbiting space telescope is one of the most powerful scientific instruments ever conceived, revolutionising our understanding of the Universe and our place within it.

iCalendar 2015 and astro guides

iCalendar 2015 and astro guides
Stargazing Live calendar alerts for mobile, Mac and PC to stay informed throughout the astronomical year - written by our very own Pete Lawrence.

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.

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Stargazing Live photo group

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Life without the Moon

Life without the Moon

Maggie Aderin-Pocock asks: Does it matter that the Moon is moving away from us?

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