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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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.

Philae lander makes history

Philae lander makes history
On 12 November 2014, after 10 years and 6.4 billion km, Rosetta's Philae lander touched down on comet 67P.

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.

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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The Sky at Night photo group on Flickr

Share images, be inspired and learn from fellow photographers.

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