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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How to spot noctilucent clouds

How to spot noctilucent clouds

Pete Lawrence explains when and where is the best time to see these beautiful clouds that sometimes form in the very upper reaches of the atmosphere.

Top five Sky at Night moments

Top five Sky at Night moments

The Sky at Night has seen some incredible things during its 59 years. Prof Chris Lintott reveals his favourite episodes and moments on the BBC TV Blog.

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 telescopes work?

How do telescopes work?

What's the differences between refractor, reflector and radio telescopes? Find out about the principles behind each in this illustrated guide.

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