Does the Milky Way block our view of stars in the night sky?
The amateur astronomer who discovered Pluto and visited the dwarf planet after his death
Both imagers can give you great shots of night sky targets but which one is the best?
He won the Nobel Prize for his revelations in the field of physics
Using ALMA’s previously untested high-frequency capabilities, ALMA was able to detect make the detection of a rare cosmic molecule
The Polish astronomer who revolutionised our understanding of the Earth’s place in the Solar System.
It is thought that in the densest stars in the universe, neutron stars, are more strongly controlled by a small fraction of protons
The event of 11 August 2018, was viewed by dedicated eclipse observers and others from the northern part of the Earth
Read on to learn more about the peculiar life of the last great naked eye astronomer
The Perseid meteor shower will peak on 12-13 August 2018 and will also have no moonlight to impede viewing
It’s our next door neighbour, so why can’t we see it every night?
Heat-producing elements are thought to be a better indication of a planet’s ability to sustain life
Courtesy of Slooh, you can watch the spectacle from anywhere in the world, whatever the conditions
What causes the vivid colours in deep space photography?
How one of the world’s greatest astronomers shaped our understanding of the universe
ESA’s Planck satellite has been studying the cosmic microwave background for over five years
The difference between watching the natural polar lights on the ground compared to from the sky
How do we measure the brightness of objects in the night sky?
During a test of the HAWK-I camera, the Very Large Telescope captured this amazing image of a young generation of stars blossoming with colour
O, B, A, F and so on… What do they all mean?