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?
On this day in 1868 an unsung astronomer, who helped to discover our place in the universe, was born
Did this pioneering astronomer invent and use a telescope for the first time?
The pioneer of the sky created the catalogue of deep sky objects.
A 50-year old ‘podcast’ has now returned to the airwaves with an updated twist and exciting new content
The amateur astronomer who discovered Pluto and visited the dwarf planet after his death